Many systems and structures at the secondary level work against districts in their efforts to address reading gaps for adolescents. For example:

  • Are struggling readers in grades 6 through 12 receiving instruction from a teacher highly skilled in teaching adolescents to read?
  • Do struggling readers in middle and high school have extra time in the school day outside of their content requirements to receive additional reading instruction?
  • Does your district adjust to meet the individual literacy needs of each student rather than using a standard reading curriculum or program?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, your school or district has the opportunity to create better alignment to help struggling readers at the secondary level. Watch this webinar to learn strategies for overcoming barriers and improving alignment to better support struggling readers in middle and high school.