2. Books for Struggling Readers in Grades 5-8

Researcher(s): Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Judy Barbour, Pamela Godt, Francine Falk-Ross, Boomer Crotty
Council: Studies and Research Committee
Category: Materials Used for Promoting Literacy
Description: The Studies and Research Committee will be surveying IRC members on their personal recommendations for books that engage struggling students in grades 5-8. The results of this survey will be publicized in articles in the IRC Communicator and the IRC Journal. For more information, contact Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley.

Update (August 2009)

This survey was conducted online during 2007-2008 and resulted in a bibliography of over 20 titles. Free copies of these recommended books were given to participants in the Struggling Readers workshop presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference in Springfield. The Studies and Research Committee has begun a wiki page which invites IRC members to contribute additional suggestions: Go to IRCstrugglingreaders.wikispaces.com