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Expert Q&A

I work with many adolescents who have poor reading abilities but I do not know much about teaching basic reading. How can I help them?

There is increasing interest in the area of adolescent literacy, especially for students whose intellectual abilities are higher than their reading level.

The first step is to identify where these students are having difficulty: decoding words? fluency? background knowledge? You can use your own assessment tools or refer them to the school administration for testing. See our online store for assessment tools.

There are several reading programs that work well for adolescents, like Orton Gillingham Reading, Wilson Reading.

You can also check out the following resources for educators. You will find many teaching strategies to use with your struggling students.

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