Developing readers find it difficult to select appropriate books for independent reading. these students also struggle with independent reading as a task in general. the students sitting in your intervention class have difficulty sustaining any level of silent reading, and they are unable to create written responses to the texts that they are reading.
So, how can you help these kiddos? Make sure that you have an extensive varied collection of books for all the readers in your class. Provide book talks for students who are reading at an easier level. Help students craft their own book talks for one another. Attend carefully to your reading interviews with developing readers. Check in with your developing readers every day. Seat developing readers next to established readers. Help developing readers find books that are just right for them. Confer with developing readers more frequently than with other readers. Listen to students read aloud often. Talk about books with all of your students.