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Supporting the Struggling Reader®

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Overview / Abstract:

With today’s higher literacy standards, struggling readers are becoming increasingly more common. Current research indicates that pulling struggling readers out of the classroom for additional support has not been successful in accelerating literacy development, and, in fact, the classroom teacher remains a key factor for student success. With this graduate-level course, you will learn several concepts and strategies for developing your literary instruction expertise so that you are better prepared to work with struggling readers in your classroom.

Teaching Tangibles
Identify risk factors and methods for diagnosing common reading difficulties.
Explore and implement research-based intervention strategies to advance literacy development.
Learn ways to motivate reluctant readers and foster a value for reading.
Collect and analyze assessment data on struggling readers, and make appropriate instructional decisions based upon this information.
Help prepare struggling readers for high-stakes assessments.
Discover how to maximize support from parents and specialists.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Linda Gambrell, Ph.D.

Dr. Gambrell is professor and director of the School of Education at Clemson University. She was a principal investigator at the National Reading Research Center, where she directed the Literacy Motivation Project. Dr. Gambrell received the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award. She has written extensively on reading instruction and literacy motivation and is the author of Lively Discussions: Fostering Reading Engagement.

Donald Leu, Ph.D.

Dr. Leu is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of technology and literacy, and he writes a column for The Reading Teacher about the application of technology in literacy instruction. He holds the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Leu is the co-author of Effective Literacy Instruction: K–8 and Teaching with the Internet: Lessons from the Classroom, as well as the author of numerous journal articles and books.

Dorothy S. Strickland, Ph.D.

Dr. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. Prior to her appointment at Rutgers, Dr. Strickland was a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has received numerous awards and honors in her distinguished career in literacy education, including Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts from the National Council of Teachers of English.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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