Clearly, students can and should make much greater reading progress, regardless of such factors as socioeconomic status and ability to speak English. Reading Styles model schools and reading labs are filled with struggling students, and Reading Styles teaching works with all of them because it places the student at the center of all reading instruction. It capitalizes on each student's natural learning strengths and interests, minimizes weaknesses, and reduces stress. It helps educators reach through to the interests, intelligence, and learning capacity students do have. And, ultimately, it helps us accpmplish our two most important goals; to enable our students to read and comprehend at high levels, and to make the process of learning to read so easy and enjoyable that our students read for pleasure voluntarily and become lifelong readers.