What would you tell New Jersey? Related Tags: Literacy More Related Discussions Ray Dorso , Director of Special Services, New Milford School District Posted 04/25/2012 8:27AM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 2 105 Views 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? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 2 Share Comments (2)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 7/21/2012 5:47am Chuck HollandBusiness Director 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 Sign in to vote! Posted 8/27/2012 7:06pm Melissa BeykirchKindergarten Teacher in Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 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. Sign in to vote! blog The Importance of a Classroom LibraryLast comment 7 hours 11 min ago in School Libraries blog What Exactly Is a Library?Last comment 7 hours 11 min ago in School Libraries Discussion 37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love ReadingLast comment 5 days 21 hours ago in Literacy blog Blogging for English-Language LearnersLast comment 1 week 6 days ago in English-Language Learners blog Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital LiteracyLast comment 4 days 23 hours ago in Media Literacy Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?