Do you have a struggling reader? Would they rather play games or go outside than read a book? Maybe they enjoy watching television and movies rather than reading the book?
There is usually an underlying reason that a child (or adult) doesn’t like to read. Sometimes it can be related to a disability, such as dyslexia, which can set off a downward spiral that can lead to years of frustration and hatred of reading.
Then there are those kids who can’t wait for their next book. Those who devour every book they get their hands on. They have an excellent vocabulary and enjoy reading anything and everything.
But unfortunately, the gap between those on the downward spiral and those on the upward spiral widens over time, thus creating an ever-growing gap. This can cause all kinds of tension and frustration between those struggling and good readers – called the “Matthew Effect”.
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Learn how you can help your struggling reader move from reluctant to engaged reader over at All About Learning.
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