Reflect on how you learned to read, the reading habits you have formed, home and school influences on your reading development, and the kinds of reading you do.
Participant Knowledge Survey Let participants know that this is not a test. The survey gives them an opportunity to think about what they already know about beginning reading instruction. Ask participants to take a few minutes to rate their knowledge about the information.
Education academy session 1
Reading … Set … Go
• How did you learn to read?
• What home reading experiences do you recall?
• What kinds of reading activities and practices
were you involved in as an elementary school
• Which ones do you recall fondly?
• Which, if any do you recall with regret?
What do we
Course General Objectives
To perceive and recognize:
Why reading is a national priority
How children learn to read and why it
is difficult for some students
Components of quality instruction
Symptoms and causes of reading
More than 8 million students in grades
4 – 12 are struggling readers (US DOE
40% of high school students cannot read well
enough to benefit from their textbooks
In 2004 – 2005 a significant number of 8th
(27%) and 10th (36%) graders did not meet
What’s the Problem
1997: Put together a National Reading
Panel to assess the status of research-
based knowledge used to teach literacy
2001: ESEA (Elementary and
Secondary Education Act) included the
recommendations for preschool and
Vacca & Vacca, 2006. 6th Ed. Reading and Learning to Read
What happened next?
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
“to ensure that all children have a fair,
equal and significant opportunity to
obtain a high quality education and
reach, at a minimum, proficiency on
challenging state academic achievement
standards and state academic
• Adequate Yearly Progress
Individuals with Disabilities Act
8.8% of students ages 6-21 are served
Use of scientifically based literacy
programs and early intervention
Collaboration is key!
Visit class blog: readingsetgo.blogspot.com
Working in groups research the following
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
National Reading Panel
No Child Left Behind
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary
Present findings to class
Two Column Notes
Main Idea List the Important Facts
For the next class…
Read Every Child Reading: An Action
Reflect and Respond on the blog
Due Tuesday October 26