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15 Year-Old Struggles with Reading Comprehension and Writing Essay Responses


Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension

Submitted by: Parent

Grade Level: Special Education

Competency: Below Level

My 15 year-old daughter takes essay writing and reading comprehension assessment tests that require her to read and then write an essay and answer questions about what she read. She has a terrible time writing essays or essay answers, and getting what she wants to say from her head to her paper. She has ADD and is struggling with writing essays, especially those on the standardized assessment tests. What programs or software can you recommend?



Thanks for contacting Merit. We’ve helped many students who struggle with essay writing and reading comprehension.

Our most popular products for this purpose are Essay Punch and Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades.

Essay Punch guides students, step-by-step, through the writing process. It models how to write persuasive, informative, and narrative essays. Built-in hints and tips support students while they work.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Upper Grades provides close reading activities in a series of inference and main idea questions. Context clues help students as they read.

Good luck!

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