In this post, we are going to discuss struggling readers. We all have them, and while you are drowning in RTI documents, don't forget that you can do some of that in your guided reading time!
Richardson uses four steps to determine the issue of a struggling student. I know having a colleague coming to observe seems impossible at times, but even a counselor or coach could be a huge help to identify issues.
In the text, Richardson gives you a problem solving chart for each type of reader! I would paraphrase, but it is just worth it to buy the book for that! With this chart, you can develop a plan for RTI or an intervention plan for your students. Before you can come up with a plan, you have to analyze what the student is struggling with.
Analyzing Problem Areas for Emergent Readers
Analyzing Problem Areas for Early Readers
I created this sheet to use when working on the two week problem solving areas for my students. I will use this in my Guided Reading Binder. It is simple, easy, and gives tons of space for notes. You can click on the picture to grab it FREE or get it here!
Mandy will be finishing up the rest of the chapter for Transitional Readers! Click on the chapters below to visit the other blog posts!