GOAL: All children reading by the end of third grade.
What is Reading?
Reading--an extraordinary ability, peculiarly human and yet distinctly unnatural, acquired in childhood, forms an intrinsic part of our existence as human beings, and is taken for granted by most of us. (Shaywitz, 2003 p. 3 (see References)
Why Third Grade?
|Dr. Edward Kame'enui:
"Schools can be unforgiving" due to the transition to "reading to learn."
|Video clip used with the permission of Reading Rockets, a project of Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA). More information is available at: http://www.ReadingRockets.org/|