10 things you should know about reading

In this article by Reading Rockets, the author points foundational information on building a successful reading program.  Below are the 10 main bullets.  Check out the article for the details.

  • Too many American children don’t read well
  • An achievement gaps exists
  • Learning to read is complex
  • Teachers should teach with the end goal in mind
  • Kids who struggle usually have problems sounding out words
  • What happens before school matters a lot
  • Learning to read is closely tied to learning to talk and listen
  • Without help, struggling readers continue to struggle
  • With help, struggling readers can succeed
  • Teaching kids to read is a team effort


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