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Sounds like your a breath of fresh air for some of those students! I’m going through the same issue, I would caution that it’s possible that not all of this is due to the formal teacher. I’m sure most is but not all, some kids escape through and don’t ever really make the effort to learn to read until you push the issue like now. Going back through the old method book is a great idea I think at any level to retrain reading. But there is a difference in reading small excerpts to reading large 80 measure plus pieces of music. You might want to pick out some level 1 11/2 pieces for your middle school even high school to read for a week or just sight reading and keep at for the rest of the year and into next.Nothing wrong with going back to basics. But also remember you’ve got to find some fun aspects that they can get into each day.