Best Practices: Reading K-3
Literacy is the cornerstone of all learning. In each subject area, the ability to read and produce written material is of the highest importance. Supporting the development of capable readers at every level is our goal as educators, parents, and as a community. In order to ensure that all students are reading well by the end of third grade, curriculum, instruction, and assessment need to be aligned with current research-based practices. These tools and resources are available for districts to use as they examine their current practices and implement local literacy plans.
What Do Educational Leaders Need to Know about Reading
An overview of current legislation, policy, and best practices related to reading instruction in K-12.
Appraisal Tool for Evaluating Instructional Leadership Capacity
Tool to help districts assess their capacity to support the full and effective uses of evidence-based literacy practices and other innovations in schools and classrooms.
Appraisal Tool for Evaluating Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Tool for schools and districts to collect data, inform decisions about where additional training, resources, or decisions may be necessary, and create a comprehensive literacy plan.
What is Scientifically Based Reading Instruction?
Fluency, phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension and vocabulary, and oral language are described and explained as they are defined in the National Reading Panel Report. Resources for additional information are also included.