The Power of Early Literacy

Children learn to read so they can read to learn. Literacy, or the ability to read, is a fundamental skill that students must possess to be successful throughout school and life. 

Perhaps no milestone is more critical in a student’s academic career than their ability to read by the end of third grade. Mastery of other academic subjects, including math, science and social studies, requires a strong foundation in basic literacy skills. Students who cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely than proficient students to drop out of school before earning a diploma.  


We host regular workshops for families to understand how they can support early literacy at home. Sign up here to recieve an email about our next round of workshops. Below you can find one page overviews from each of the workshops. 

Power of Literacy

Literacy in Your Home

Literacy in your School & District

Literacy in Colorado 

Essential Reading

Hard Words: Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read? 

At a Loss for Words: How a Flawed Idea Is Teaching Millions of Kids to Be Poor Readers

What To Do If Your Child's School Isn't Teaching Reading Right?

How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says

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