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Even More Tips to Recognize Struggling Readers

This is the last 11 clues in our series of posts that can help you identify someone who is not a reader or possibly reading at a very low level.

23. An unwillingness to read aloud (making excuses so others offer to complete forms or papers).

24. A dislike for classroom learning situations.

25. Finding fault with others about reading tasks. For example, “you mean you haven’t read it? Why am I always responsible for this?)

26. Responding to a question with a stare and then going on without answering.

27. Claiming not to have received written correspondence.

28. Stating that one didn’t have time to read correspondence; blaming being too busy or too pressured with deadlines, then asking others to tell them what was written.

29. Claiming the print is too small.

30. Delaying giving a response to written correspondence to allow time to get someone else to read it.

31. Avoiding proofreading, then blaming other or notes," pick up the phone or come in a talk to me in person.” for erroneous material to which he/she places a signature.

32. Asking others to spell even common words.

33. Telling others “I am a people person, not a paper pusher, so don’t write me memos

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