The difference between reluctant readers and struggling readers.

The difference between reluctant readers and struggling readers. First of all, in needs to be understood that there is a big difference between the two.  Just because someone doesn’t like to read, does not mean that they aren’t good at it, or that they struggle with it. It may be that they just haven’t found the right book. Reluctant readers generally have trouble connected with books that they are reading on their own. Struggling readers struggle with one or more parts of the reading process. Parts such as: comprehension, flow, fluency, inflection, vocabulary, decoding or phonemic awareness. Some readers fall into both categories. Five suggestions for parents of reluctant readers. First, Choice. In a couple of weeks each student will take the SRI test. The SRI gives an approximate number value to your child’s reading level. It is scored on a range of 0-1700 zero being the lowest, and 1700 being on a post-graduate level. The SRI scoring system is not perfect, but as of right now, it is the best resource we have to identify books with readers. Let your children pick their own book. This process is more than just choosing a book.  This process helps them feel independent, like they are growing up and making decisions on their own. This is important. Students are more likely to finish a book if they choose it. Having said that, maybe they make...

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