Reading is an essential foundation for success in school, competing successfully in the workplace, and for achieving goals in life. Lifelong education empowers our students as future citizens to improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, the nation, and future generations. Literacy opens doors of opportunity and understanding that no other skill can provide. The ability to read, write, speak, and think critically stimulates communications that impact every life.
Students entering the upper grades who are not reading on grade level have a variety of reading intervention needs. No single program or strategy can be successful in the remediation of all students. Therefore, it is necessary to implement a combination of research-based programs and strategies that have been proven successful in the remediation of older struggling readers. This instruction must be explicit, systematic, scaffolded, differentiated, and print rich and provide immediate, intensive interventions through flexible groupings, and accommodations.