This article has two purposes: to present a rationale for using quality literature with at-risk students and to present effective strategies with which to do so. Instruction for at-risk students is often inappropriate for two major reasons. First, at-risk students are often mistakenly assumed to be students with low abilities and low levels of experience. Second, the educational goals for at-risk students are often inappropriately low.
McClain-Ruelle, L., & Telfer, R. (1990). Using Quality Literature with "At-Risk" Secondary School Student. Reading Horizons, 30 (3). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol30/iss3/2