The assumption is that by the time a student reaches 9th grade they know how to read. When in fact, up to 30 percent of students never learn to read above a third grade level. The added challenge is that most schools have very few resources to help remediate those students with reading problems.
What results is, adults with a history of reading failure who develop coping strategies that lead them to avoid, rather than fix, their reading difficulties.
Low-level and non-readers may have someone else complete job applications for them. And although many struggling readers cope by developing above-average memorization skills, it can be difficult to remember the many oral directions, memos, policies, and procedures, including instructions or directions for complex projects or assignments.
Struggling readers avoid any situation that puts them at risk of having to read aloud and they limit their personal, employment, and growth opportunities by avoiding situations that would reveal their problem.
Imagine for a moment a life without the ability to read and write. Think about getting a driver’s license, obtaining a bank account, or trying to reading a menu, or birhtday card. Even with all of these roadblocks - fear, lack of skills, and sometimes embarrassment - everyone wants to be a successful reader.
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