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Reading Spotlight Blog - Learning Lessons From Students #6

How to Unstruggle Struggling Readers

Now that the first semester is over, have you recognized

your struggling readers?

Teachers are very busy teaching, teaching, teaching…

but is everyone learning and retaining?

Reading fundamentals don’t change,

and reading is so important to success in school and in most endeavors.

How and why I developed my formula is explained in

Reading Spotlight’s previous post:

What Did Last Year’s Teacher Teach Them?

but I have distilled it to a simple principle here.

The most important lesson for success is:

  1. Individual students need review of a lesson to retain it.
  2. Some students need more review.
  3. Some other students need even more review.
  4. A few students need complete reteaching and review and more review.


My formula:  Individualization + REVIEW (Overlearning) + Patience = Success.

That is all.


For many useful and enjoyable word analysis review activities,

check out the Bingo Games and the Word Searches in the


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