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Confidence building is every teacher’s primary task when it comes to
struggling or reluctant readers. Middle school students who lag behind
their peers are keenly aware of their reading level. As a reading
specialist in a 7th and 8th grade middle school, I strive to create a
comfortable environment for students working to improve their decoding,
fluency, and comprehension skills. Confidence acquisition is the
building block to competence.