Resources for Striving Readers

Grow confident and capable readers.

Striving readers include students who aren’t motivated to read or read below their current grade level and need targeted reading instruction and intervention to meet specific benchmarks for reading advancement. With the right support, every striving reader has the potential to become a thriving reader.

Follett can help you motivate and engage striving readers, including reluctant readers and English learners.

Check out these seven approaches – complete with book lists – to help you make the most of graphic novels for your striving readers. 

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Striving Readers on Titlewave

Browse a wide selection of books and other resources for striving readers, like hi-lo titles, large print books, graphic novels, leveled books, and more. 

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Hi-Lo Books

These books combine a high audience level with a low reading level to create highly engaging, age-appropriate reading opportunities.

High-Interest Books

Motivate and engage your students with books on popular topics, like sports, fashion, and adventure.

Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are accessible, engaging, and can help bridge the gap between picture books and chapter books.

Leveled Books

Build confidence in students reading below grade level with leveled books that align with their current reading ability.

Large Print Books

With fewer words and lines per page, large print books can appear less overwhelming for striving readers.

English Learners

Native language, bilingual, and dual language texts help students build literacy skills in their native language and reinforce connections to English.


First Chapter Fridays

Hook readers with new books by introducing First Chapter Fridays into your classroom.

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Independent Reading

Learn five ways to promote independent reading with middle and high school students.

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Read and Recommend

Gain insight into the emotions and experiences of your students by reading what they read. 

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