ERIC Number: EJ784584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Reference Count: 33
Helping Struggling Readers through the Library Media Center
Chen, Shu-Hsien L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v20 n5 p27-29, 32 Jan 2004
Struggling readers exist in every school. As long as there are readers, there will be students who struggle and find reading a challenge. Helping struggling readers to read, comprehend, and enjoy print should be an essential task for library media specialists and teachers in all subjects since reading involves such a wide variety of materials: fiction, information books, illustrated books, magazines, and newspapers. Library media specialists can play a vital role in helping students who struggle to become proficient readers. With their specialized body of knowledge regarding books and reading, library media specialists are in a position to significantly influence a struggling reader's interest in books. This article addresses struggling readers' difficulties and the skills they need, and will suggest, as a partial solution, a supportive library media program through selection of appropriate materials and services.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Library Services, Reading Difficulties, Reading Material Selection, Reading Interests, Reading Strategies
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