Books for Struggling Readers

by Rich on July 12, 2012 · 1 comment

Frustrated Reader

Chances are you stumbled upon this article because you were searching for ways to help out your child who is having reading problems. Surely, it’s a tough topic to search for, but if you have an idea of what is available, or if you do your research ahead of time you can find what you need. We have taken the pleasure of doing the research for you, by providing you with a list of books that are in order by reading level.

In order to increase a struggling readers love for books and reading, it is vital that you find books that are interesting to them, have realistic characters they can identify with and a convincing plot of fiction or interesting non-fiction point.

Books for struggling readers at the grade 2 reading level:

  • Dog Walker
  • Bats Past Midnight
  • Sticks and Stones
  • Battle of the Bands
Does your child have dyslexia?

Books for struggling readers at the grade 3 reading level:

  • The Bully
  • The Secret of the Bailey Bay Inn
  • Running for Dave
  • Truth

Books for struggling readers at the grade 4 reading level:

  • Chat Room
  • Thunderbowl
  • Caught in the Blizzard
  • Tell

Books for struggling readers at the grade 5 reading level:

  • Dangerous Rivals
  • The Edge
  • Dear Liz
  • Beating up Daniel

All of the books we have listed here are at the appropriate reading level for the grade they are associated with; however they have a higher interest level. When you go to your local library or bookstore, just read the cover of the book to find the grade level the book is for, as well as the interest level.

For example, the grade 2 reading level lists include Battle of the Bands, which is appropriate for a reader that is between 2nd grade and 3rd grade.  However, the interest level of the book would be rated at the for grades 3-7. These books are known as “hi-lo” books. As it states, this means a high interest book with low vocabulary.

We hope that this list of books has been most helpful.

What other books would you suggest? 

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