What does it take to implement the science of reading?
Dedicated, caring, and compassionate leadership
An in-depth reflection of how reading is taught to see where you are in alignment with the science and where you may need improvement
On-going coaching support for teachers as they implement new ways of teaching reading
Foundational reading materials that include explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, encoding and use decodable text aligned with the phonics instructional sequence
“It's Not Just Teachers Who Need a Lesson in the Science of Reading”
Not a single state requires that administrators prove they understand reading development. Here's why that's such a problem. Education Week Article by Gail E. Lovette and Kenni L. Alden
Reading failure can be prevented! This group is here to help support administrators learn about the Science of Reading (SOR); the “why” behind it, and the “how” to effectively support your school or district with it. Focusing on prevention of reading failure through the Science of Reading will ensure more children learn to read and reduce the need for intervention. SOR is about equity and creating hope for the future!
Resources for observing, coaching, and reflecting on your current state of early literacy instruction:
Instruction Partners has an observation tool that outlines a set of indicators describing the instructional content, teacher actions, and student engagement indicative of excellent teaching and learning of reading foundational skills.
Browse various resources for Administrators created by the Mississippi Department of Education. Open the "Learning Walk Forms" to access a Learning Walk Protocol for K-3.
**The views and opinions expressed in any third-party resource do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and do not imply an endorsement by ADE.