When Readers Struggle
When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through grade 3, levels A–N, who are having difficulty in reading and writing.
What is it?
In When Readers Struggle, Fountas and Pinnell discuss how struggling readers can be supported in whole-class settings, but the main focus is on small-group intervention and individual interactions during reading and writing.
Who is it for?
This comprehensive resource is filled with specific and effective support for students in grades K through 3 to overcome their reading and writing difficulties. When Readers Struggle shows teachers how to help their students in those grades think and behave like proficient readers—readers who not only solve words skillfully but comprehend deeply and read fluently.
What is inside?
In When Readers Struggle, Fountas and Pinnell present a variety of ways to help readers, specifically those who need help, by targeting classroom, small-group, and individual instruction, knowing that a coordinated combination of all three will have the greatest chance for success.
How is it implemented?
Through this text, Fountas and Pinnell show K-3 teachers how to help struggling readers by recognizing their strengths through precise analysis of reading behaviors, meeting these students on their level of learning, and providing specific and intensive teaching that supports children in acquiring what they need to know to grow as readers.