Best practices for teaching K-12 reading/writing.

What would you tell New Jersey?

Ray Dorso Director of Special Services, New Milford School District

New Jersey has put together a Reading Disabilities Task Force. Reportedly, the task force is seeking ideas to consider for a report they will prepare in July. What would you tell the task force?

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Teach all the children to read

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Challenge your Elementary principals to adopt the goal: Every teacher will be a master teacher of reading. Conduct a literacy audit, get buy in, build your assessment strategy, conduct data meetings, build core curriculum and differentiated instruction (RTI) - data based decision making, train coaches to train the teachers so its sustainable. Leadership is key. Training and modeling for teacher to deliver informed data driven intervention is key. Do this, and your special ed roles will shrink as your literacy scores rise. Read the book, or call to discuss. www.hillforliteracy.org

Kindergarten Teacher in Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Primary Grades Are Important

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Choose developmentally appropriate programs for primary children. If young children are taught appropriately with engaging texts and supportive skills they will be come successful readers and most importantly love to read. It defeats the purpose to teach children to read if they do not enjoy it.

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