When a child can't read in middle school their options are so limited. Even with read aloud they can't succeed, as the processing is off. I have one boy who asks for me to read each question 4 or 5 times and you can see him trying to process the information. But, he can tell you the material. Part of me wants to give him alternative assessments, but then another part of me knows that this is part of the reason why he can't read. Everyone has always made accommodations for him instead of teaching him to read. I think we should teach nothing but reading to students until they learn to read. I have 2 students who are total non-readers, but bright otherwise. It's just heartbreaking to watch. I'm going to try Wilson with them, but like everyone else, I have limited time to do it. It's truly breaking my heart. More than anything I just need to vent.