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ERIC Number: ED576968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
K-3 Reading: Communications Toolkit
Foundation for Excellence in Education
By the third grade, students must make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. If they do not, they cannot do their coursework. Each year, as the grade level demands go up, students tend to fall further behind and become outsiders inside the classroom. K-3 Reading is a program that implements the mastery of reading for third grade students before the advancement to fourth grade. To confirm students are reading at grade level, the initiative enforces early literacy programs, resources for both teachers and students, early screenings, individual reading plans for at school and at home, assessments and last-resort retention. These processes work together to ensure students are ready for promotion to fourth grade with the necessary skills to flourish in the classroom and in life. Educators must demand that every child who sits in a classroom for four years enters fourth grade as a competent reader. If not, then what is the purpose of the classroom? This makes K-3 reading the most critical of all education reforms for millions of students. If this challenge is not effectively addressed, then no other education reform matters. This toolkit present ExcelinEd's comprehensive K-3 Reading policy.
Foundation for Excellence in Education. P.O. Box 10691, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Tel: 850-391-4090; Fax: 786-664-1794; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Excellence in Education