The goal of all children reading proficiently and imaginatively at grade level by the end of third grade is well within reach. This website is designed to provide information and technology to teachers, administrators, and parents across the country. With determination, vigor, and reliance on validated research, the goal of all children reading by the end of third grade will be reached.
GOAL: All children reading by the end of third grade.
The Scope of Reading in the U.S.
Demographics and Societal Trends
The Persistence of Reading Difficulties
The Difficulty of Sustaining Effective Practices
Schoolwide Beginning Reading Model
|This graphic represents the critical dimensions of the Schoolwide Beginning Reading Model:
The Schoolwide Model is designed to take what we know from scientifically-based reading research and translate it into effective reading practices. The overall goal of the Schoolwide Model is to:
"Build the capacity, communication, and commitment to ensure that all children are readers by Grade 3".
- Building capacity means creating the infrastructure and systems schoolwide that can support and sustain effective reading practices for all students.
- Building communication means developing a common language surrounding beginning reading and establishing channels of communication schoolwide, among teachers and administrators, and across classrooms and grades.
- Building commitment means developing a consensus that beginning reading is the top priority schoolwide and dedicating the resources necessary to meet the goal of ensuring that all children are readers by grade 3.