Supporting Colorado’s Young Readers

In Colorado we have state law that is focused on ensuring our students are able to read proficiently by the time they leave third grade. The Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on K-3 literacy development by assessing students on their literacy skills and developing individual intervention plans for students who are behind.

Five Building Blocks of Literacy

The research is very clear: there are five skills each child must have to become a proficient reader by the time they enter fourth grade. There is also a lot of research about how teachers can help students build these skills so that they can become strong, proficient readers. Learn about each of the five skills here.