At SBCA we take our mission, “to educate children with excellence,” seriously. Studies show that only 40 percent of 4th graders throughout the United States are proficient readers. Research has documented what works to get kids reading, yet those evidence-based reading practices appear to be missing from most classrooms across the country.
Because research continues to emphasize the importance of learning to read by the end of third grade, we recently began training our kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers in Language Enrichment, an evidence-based language arts solution for developing successful readers. During Language Enrichment training, teachers learn how to use formal and informal data to adjust instruction to meet student needs. Teachers are receiving instruction in 1) reliable reading and spelling patterns, 2) development of oral language and world knowledge, 3) metacognitive strategies for comprehension, and 4) opportunities for practice. Language Enrichment provides teachers the opportunity to plan instruction to meet student needs in the context of their own classrooms.
For more information on what science says about learning to read, please click on the link below for an article in Education Week: