I am in my first year of teaching SpEd. I am certified as a k-9 teacher, but I am on a waiver for my SpEd credential this year (taking classes to add the credential & working @ the same time.) My problem is that I am working with 6-8 graders who really can't read at all. I am trying to help them become readers, but it is so difficult. All of the "beginning reader" lessons I find are geared to younger students. I want to adapt the lessons to fit my students but I don't want them to feel like I am "dumbing down" a lesson for them. We have no curriculum set because they are at such a low level... I am basically building it as I go. Is there a site that has lessons geared toward struggling readers in intermediate grades? Any help would be greatly appreciated.