Little bio to start: I'm a reading specialist in an urban charter school. We have a program every morning (Reading Mastery) where the students move to different classrooms. Then they go back to their own rooms for the day. I pull them from their rooms to work in my office, one-on-one or in groups. The problem: One of the students I work with, who is 8, throws little fits every time he doesn't get his way in his classroom, his Reading Mastery classroom, or with me. When he's with me one-on-one, I ignore his tears and read a book TO him, and he comes around. For future reference I'll call him Shane. My concern is his Reading Mastery group. The class is full of students like him academically - 7 and 8 year olds who are still shaky on letter-sound correspondence and have little to no phonemic awareness. They all need attention. His teacher constantly has to reprimand Shane for his behavior (he acts silly to detract from his academic weaknesses). If he sends Shane back to his seat from the carpet, Shane will kick things, shove desks, etc etc. He cries. If the teacher ignores him, Shane will move around the classroom, moving things from kids' desks, touching things he shouldn't, etc. His teacher will bring Shane to me (I am right next door) and I'll put him on the computer while I work with my own group. We get no help from Mom. The school cannot afford someone to be with him all the time. Any ideas!?!?!?