This book could definitely help struggling readers gain a little more confidence. It would be a good book for teachers to read to younger students. The Lexile level of this book is AD380L. This book could help introduce a lesson on problems and solutions. Before reading, a teacher could host a discussion about the word problem and ask students what they think the word means. After reading, the teacher could discuss the problem Jessica has in the story. The students could discuss solutions. I would even tell students that if any feel the way Jessica did about reading to take to me about it and we could work on it together. Students could make their own reading goal and I could help them reach it.