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! Discussion Read a Book: Open a World of PossibleLast comment 1 day 3 hours ago in Literacy Discussion Read a Book: Open a World of PossibleLast comment 1 day 8 hours ago in English-Language Learners blog Support English-Language Learners with Scannable TechnologyLast comment 1 day 6 hours ago in English-Language Learners blog Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary InstructionLast comment 1 day 14 hours ago in Lesson Plans blog Make Literacy a Focus of PBL Last comment 4 days 8 hours ago in PBL Planning Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?