When Readers Struggle: Addressing Difficulties that Interfere with Literacy in K-3

Participants learn how to observe and analyze critical behaviours that prevent struggling readers from initiating successful problem–solving strategies. Teachers learn how to plan for intervention to assure and support reading success.

Primary teachers (K-3) Literacy Coaches, Resource Teachers, Administrators


  • Understand the reading and writing process and how they change over time
  • Become aware of the factors that contribute to reading challenges
  • Develop small group intervention strategies to support struggling readers
  • Recognize the importance of levelled text ( Fountas & Pinnell Text Gradient)
  • Develop strategies for teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective reading and writing behaviours

Course Fee and Number of Participants
Contact your Account Executive for PD delivery options and pricing - maximum number of participants 50.

Delivery Method
Face to Face

Related Resources

When Readers Struggle: Teaching that Works
Publisher: Heinemann
Grade: K - 3
Author: Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell

This is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers. It’s filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through Grade 3 who are having difficulty in reading and writing.