Oh! Oh, no! It’s raining, it’s pouring! Dick and Jane are stuck indoors on a rainy day. Don’t worry! There’s plenty of family fun to be had inside-like board games, baking, and story time.
Struggling readers face many roadblocks. Not only are they not able to read the books their peers are enjoying, they are often embarrassed and bored by having to read books with “babyish” covers and below-grade-level topics. Assigning struggling readers these types of books just pushes many of them further into the “I hate reading” mode. To engage these students, books should have age-appropriate, high-interest topics and enough supports to make reading successful and enjoyable. Once reluctant readers enjoy positive reading experiences, they will be open to reading more.