Classroom-ready solutions to support K–6 striving readers at your fingertips.


In elementary classrooms, there are increasing numbers of students with specialized learning needs—striving readers who need additional support to reach their academic potential. Linda Hoyt and colleagues support these learners with strategic interventions and tools in this easy-to-use handbook for whole class, small group, and one-to-one instruction.

Dip into the three parts—Nonfiction, Fiction, and Assessment—where commonly-asked questions from teachers like you frame a menu of solutions covering a variety of instructional possibilities. Following each question you’ll find:

  • Side-by-Side Observations—portraits of  striving readers and the tools and solutions that will benefit their development
  • Solutions—a wealth of instructional tools and scaffolds to support K–6 readers
  • Formative assessment tools—reading records, observation checklists, story maps, and more—also available in a customizable format on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Read a Sample Chapter (PDF)