Targeting Reading in America’s Students: Implications for School Counselors

The purpose of this literature review is to examine the importance of and necessity to target reading abilities of American’s students in order to increase their success in school and life. Far too many US students are below a proficient reading level. Students with lower reading abilities are more likely to drop out of school and not graduate. This review will explore reading interventions with the goal of increasing students’ overall academic and emotional social success. It will examine how family support plays a role. The role of school counselors will also be investigated to determine its role in helping students. There exists a need for an ongoing emphasis and focus on America’s students and their reading ability and educators, counselors, and families should be aware of the importance of helping students improve in their reading and ultimately their academic success.

Tara Gallagher
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