Why Is Reading So Difficult?

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In my time spent in education, I have worked extensively with struggling readers.  I have sat through hours of professional development in how children learn to read, how the brain works, and best practices in teaching students how to read.  While there are many different opinions and theories about this, research on how the brain develops has shown us that phonics instruction is crucial in teaching all students how to read.  Reading is an unnatural process for our brain and we must teach it how to read.  While some students pick up on the reading code quickly, for many students, learning how to read is very challenging.  If you have a student who is frustrated and does not like to read, I am here to help!