Did you know that learning to read can be a challenge for almost 40 percent of students? Even though this appears to be a staggering statistic, with early help, most reading problems can be prevented or remediated. However, 44 percent of parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help.
The older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. It has also been noted that if a child can't read well by the end of third grade, it becomes increasingly difficult for him or her to catch up. The effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating and long lasting.
Writing and reading are complementary processes. Together they make up what we call literacy skills. Better readers are usually better writers and vice versa. Therefore, it is important to address both of these areas with struggling students.
This page is dedicated to resources for those students who are struggling in reading and writing.