Handbook for reluctant, struggling and poor readers project addresses its efforts to a coherent group of readers aged 12-18. when, as commonly known, this population loses interest for reading. The project offers an approach centred on the individual and essential for successfully tackling reading problems, or better, avoiding them altogether in order to prevent growing gaps in secondary school.
Addressing the needs of reluctant, struggling and poor readers this project aims to improve their reading skills by helping them to overcome their lack of confidence in their own capabilities and a lack of motivation. Through the methodology of the metacognitive approach which gives students tools for the comprehension and study of written texts, built-in motivational activities, best practices and methods will be implemented.
In order to achieve its objectives the project will propose a compilation of appealing text materials that will meet RSP readers’ interests. New and innovative curriculum will be produced as part of this extensive package. Built on guidelines set by the EU HGHGL, 2012, the project offers a rounded, innovative and comprehensive approach to the problem of RSP readers through its final outcomes: Case study, Handbook for reluctant, struggling and poor readers containing: motivational texts, guidelines and activities for reading promotion, innovative Curriculum and Digital classroom with handbook for teachers.
The participants of this project create a knowledge alliance for the reason of their long and outstanding experience and involvement in literacy issues, adolescent readers and new technologies. They represent 4 European countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Italy and Croatia. Collective effort of all partners, including governments, teachers, community members, parents and all relevant stakeholders involved in the project will focus on putting effective literacy strategies into practice. We believe that ultimately, the project results will be able to help the educators and national decision makers to achieve what EU experts are calling for.