Information on Reading Errors

What Different Types of Reading Errors May Indicate

How to Evaluate Your Student

Identify Common Reading Problems

Effectively Target Instruction

To Help Your Student Build Necessary Skills & Achieve Reading Success


The following contains information on commonly encountered reading errors, what these type of reading errors may indicate, how to evaluate students who struggle with reading, how to interpret common reading problems and effectively target instruction to help the student build necessary skills and develop proficient reading.

We can learn much from the mistakes the struggling reader makes! Remember students face difficulty because they lack specific skills. Often by carefully observing the students repeated errors we can learn their specific weakness and thereby determine which skills we need to directly help the student develop. Focus on the exact type of errors can help us target instruction and improve our effectiveness in helping the student achieve success. This article overviews actual examples of common reading errors and what these types of errors often indicate.

 Actual Reading Errors Made by Struggling Readers, What These Errors May Indicate, How to Evaluate Reading Errors to Identify Deficiencies and Target Instruction to Build Necessary Skills


Overview of Common Encountered Reading Problems. This article summarizes some commonly encountered reading problems and shares brief information o the skills that may need to be developed to overcome these types of difficulties.

 Common Reading Problems: How to Identify Common Reading Problems and Target Instruction to Help Struggling Readers Develop Necessary Skills


Individual Evaluations are Important! In remediation, it is important to identify the exact skills the student lacks and then focus and target instruction to directly build necessary skills. This article provides information on the importance of evaluations in reading remediation and how to evaluate your student to improve the effectiveness of your reading remediation/intervention program.

 The Importance of Evaluations in Reading Remediation: How to Conduct Reading Evaluations


Real Life Example of How Careful Observation & Evaluation was able to Identify a Weakness and Effectively Target Remediation to Help a Child Achieve Success! While this story describes baseball it applies just as well to the complex learned skill of reading.

 What Baseball Batting, a Terrific Dad, & a Bucket Can Teach Us About Reading: A Real Life Example of How Essential Fundamental Skills are Important to Success & How Direct Instruction in Details CAN Help a Child Achieve Success


*Important Note: The evaluation techniques described are ONLY informal tools for indicating possible gaps in reading skills. If you have any concerns at all about the student痴 hearing, vision, development or other medical concern, the student must be evaluated by a doctor or other appropriate professional. These informal evaluations do not provide any medical information or official diagnostic data. If the student has difficulty hearing (for whatever reason from an ear infection to a physical disability) it significantly impacts phonemic awareness and the ability to tap into correct phonologic processors. Students with uncorrected vision impairment will have challenges seeing the print. Any and all medical concerns need to be addressed by professionals.

Additional free information on teaching students to read is located at Reading Information and Information & Resources for Teaching Reading pages of the Right Track Reading website.


This article was written by Miscese Gagen a mother with a passion for teaching children to read proficiently by using effective methods. She is also a successful reading tutor and author of the reading instructional programs Right Track Reading Lessons and Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons. The purpose of this article is to empower parents and teachers with information on teaching children how to read. We CAN improve reading proficiency, one student at a time! More information is located at ~ Copyright 2008 Miscese R. Gagen