More than temporary patches on discrete skills, the practical, classroom-tested strategies in this insightful book show teachers how to give struggling readers what they really need. Struggling Readers delivers advice on teaching that targets students' needs, and offers kids opportunities to read texts that they can and want to read. It highlights explicit instruction and guided practice in comprehension. Most importantly, the book also illustrates ways to help students build confidence in themselves as readers, writers, and thinkers. This valuable resource will help teachers adapt early-years guided reading strategies to help older students still struggling with the basics.