The practical, classroom-tested reading instruction strategies presented in this insightful book are carefully chosen to be effective with students in grades 3–9. More than temporary patches on discrete skills, these thoughtful strategies show teachers how to give struggling readers what they really need: teaching and texts targeted to their needs; the opportunity to read texts they can and want to read; explicit instruction and guided practice in comprehension; and, most importantly, confidence in themselves as readers, writers, and thinkers. Struggling Readers is a valuable resource that will help teachers use guided reading strategies from the early grades to reach those students still struggling with the reading basics.