Lack of reading ability could easily be identified as a crisis in education effecting students all over the world. Students who struggle to read, struggle to learn. This literature review evaluates the technology based strategies that have been proven to be beneficial for those students who struggle with reading as a result of a variety of different factors. The role of the teacher is to implement the technology strategies with fidelity in order to provide the most benefit and improvement to students. While many opposing viewpoints exist on technology and its effectiveness, this review identifies technology strategies such as multimedia, computer-assisted tutoring, podcasts, animated storybooks, digital thesaurus, and e-books and the positive results they have had with struggling readers. A primary tool that needs to be evaluated in further research is the use of assistive technology for students who have difficulty obtaining information through reading.