Help struggling readers step up to the standards with these classroom-tested interventions. Reading experts Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson have broken down each standard into its essential skills. Then the Sissons designed and tested interactive lessons that scaffold students as they learn to apply these skills, building their capacity to read and comprehend complex informational texts and literature. Created with the goal of meeting students where they are and guiding them to where they need to be, this is the go-to resource for any teacher with students who need extra support. How to use this product: Guiding Instructional PracticeLink content to personal connections: Struggling students often feel disengaged from content and fail to see its relevance to their own lives. Add to that their frustration with making meaning from text, and you have a prescription for failure before you begin. To combat that, look for ways to connect the content to students' own experiences. Show them the relevance of the text and its value to them. Make the content important to their daily lives!