Five Essential Components of
Under Reading First (Title
I, Part B, Subpart 1), district and school reading programs for K-3 students
must include instruction, curriculum, and assessment on:
AWARENESS—The knowledge and
manipulation of sounds in spoken words.
relationship between written and spoken letters and sounds.
FLUENCY, INCLUDING ORAL READING SKILLS—The ability to read with accuracy, and with appropriate rate,
expression, and phrasing.
DEVELOPMENT—The knowledge of
words, their definitions, and context.
understanding of meaning in text.
be based on scientifically based research. |
include classroom-based screening, and instructional and diagnostic
reading assessments. |
provide ongoing, high-quality professional
development focused on essential elements of reading. |
Under Reading First, school
and district reading programs for K-3 students also can focus on:
students’ motivation to read. |
technology into students’
opportunities to learn to read.|
Best Reading Practices