To encourage at-risk readers and their families to use blogs for sharing reader response the first important idea is that the blog has to be user friendly. If students are not shown how to use the blog and given time and practice in school, then most likely they will not use it. Parents also need to be informed about how to use the blog. This could be done through online tutorials or a session in which parents come in and learn first-hand how to use it. At-risk readers can also be encouraged to use blogs by giving them choice in what they read and respond to and providing books that are of interest to them. Teachers should start small and model with picture books and work their way up to more challenging texts. The questions should also be scaffolded so that students don’t give up right away. Blogging should be a classroom activity, not just something for at-risk students to single them out further. I believe that the challenging part for at-risk readers is not getting them to blog, but getting them to read. For that reason, teachers need to tune into students’ passions and interests and encourage, encourage, encourage!!