"We want to make two promises to every child: We will teach you to read, and we will help you become a reader-a literate person who experiences the power and joy of comprehending."
Scharer, Patricia L, Gay Su Pinnell, Irene Fountas, and Carol Lyons. “Becoming an Engaged Reader.” Educational Leadership. Vol. 63. 2005 Print.
Literacy is the foundation of all other learning. Students need time to talk, time to read and time to write.
Focusing intentional efforts on PreK-grade 3 helps ensure we are preparing students to be active thinkers engaged in learning with foundational skills in literacy. The true measure of our success is ALL students, regardless of race or socioeconomic background, becoming highly skilled communicators prepared to listen, speak, read and write effectively in a global community.
For more information about how we are helping every student read well by the end of third grade, click on the Local Literacy Plan below.