High/Low Books for Reluctant Readers

One of the challenges of teaching older reluctant or emergent readers is finding lower-level reading material that is nevertheless age-appropriate. The solution is so-called “Hi-Lo” (for “high interest-low reading level”) books—books with topics and themes that will appeal to older kids and teens, but which are written at a lower level of difficulty. Hi-Lo books enable these students to continue developing their reading skills with material that will hold their interest and respect their higher level of maturity and social development.

Elementary

Middle School

High School