Helping Struggling Readers

Helping Struggling Readers

Worlds Awaiting - Season 3, Episode 21 , Segment 2

Igniting Interest, Helping Struggling Readers

Episode: Igniting Interest, Helping Struggling Readers

  • Jun 11, 2018 5:30 pm
  • 10:40 mins

Next, Literacy Expert Melanie Kuhn shares some of the basic things we can do as adults to help the struggling reader – children who don’t have access to lots of texts in the home or who avoid texts because they think of themselves as poor readers. Melanie R. Kuhn is The Jean Adamson Stanley Professor in Literacy at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia and has written two books on fluency, along with numerous scholarly articles and chapters. Her most recent book is Developing Fluent Readers: Teaching Fluency as a Foundational Skill co-authored with Lorell Levy. Her research also includes literacy instruction for struggling readers.