Students, who struggle with reading, need intervention services that will boost their skills, abilities, and self-confidence. As educators, we have to provide techniques and strategies that are research based and highly effective to closing achievement gaps. We cannot afford to have at-risk learners. Differentiation, scaffolding, and small group instruction are the keys to academic success. Remember, reading intervention services and programs supplement the core reading curriculum. Additionally, reading intervention services and programs are not designed to replace whole group instruction.