After reading chapter four and reflecting back on observations of struggling readers I believe that struggling readers need to be taught and practice intentional reading skills. Previewing text, Access your prior knowledge, visualize what you’re reading about, and interact with the text are just some of the essential reading skills that don’t come naturally to struggling readers. Students who are not struggling readers have these skills already. Struggling readers don’t and need these skills explained to them and modeled for them.
Struggling readers do not have the innate skills other students with good reading skills have and need extra time to practice. Reading is an essential skill for survival in this world, comprehension is as well.