Saturday, April 14, 2012

Struggling Readers + Pinterest = GREAT Solutions!

By now, you probably know that we’re all about three important things---1) struggling readers 2) helpful resources and 3) reading solutions. What better place could there be than our blog to combine all three for our readers? We decided to add a fourth ingredient to the mix for this week's article, however.

If you've been paying attention to trends on the internet, you're probably aware that Pinterest has taken over as a major social networking site. The Midwest is currently the part of the country where “pinners” are most prevalent, pinning (or posting) links and resources in categories for all their followers to see and share.

There have been many Pinterest pinners who have shared resources for challenged readers over the past several months. This week, we thought we would combine this popular trend with resources for struggling readers. The result? We hope this will help our visitors find even more solutions for the struggling readers in their lives---all in one place!

Here are just a few of the links to Pinterest boards for challenged readers (we included boards with 5 or more pins or resources):

1. From Michelle Anthony's board, Struggling Readers:

2. From Paula Lee’s board, Help for Struggling Readers:

3. From Amy Wall’s board, Struggling Readers:

4. From this author’s board, Let’s Help Struggling Readers:

Happy “pinning”---and reading, everyone!

For more information: Tools for struggling readers of all ages! Info & support for struggling readers


  1. Great to find you and I appreciate what you're doing to help struggling readers.
    I grew up hating to read, even though my father was the author of over 70 books.

    Today I write adventures & mysteries for readers 8 - 13, in case some of these might be of interest to you.

    Keep up your good work.

    Max Elliot Anderson

    Books for Boys Blog
    Author Web Site
    My Youtube Videos

  2. Max,

    It is a real privilege to receive your positive comments here. However, it is I who appreciates the writing that you provide, especially for boys. I am well-aware of your books!

    As an educator and as a parent of 4 sons, I have to say that your literary contributions are significant already, particularly in light of your personal and family history re: reading and books!

    Please continue your work and keep posting on your blog about the latest or upcoming "gifts" you plan to give us!

    Happy Reading (now, of course) to you, Mr. Max Elliot Anderson!

    Joan M. Brennan
    St. Louis, MO

  3. Thank you so much for including me in your list! I love your Reading Focus cards. They are tremendously helpful for several issues children face. Adults too! I know they are great for college students with reading problems too.

  4. Paula,

    Thank you, but it is I who appreciates what you do and the great resources you provide. Your reading tutor services online help many children and, in turn, their families.

    We have much in common, serving struggling readers everywhere. SUCCESS is possible for them. Resources and strategies can make all the difference.

    Thanks for all you do to help challenged readers, Paula!

    Happy Reading!

    St. Louis, MO