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What is the Universal Literacy Initiative?

 

The Universal Literacy launched in 2016 with the goal of ensuring that all students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade. Studies show that students who are reading at grade level by the end of second grade are far more likely to graduate from high school than those who aren't.

To significantly increase the share of students reaching that benchmark, the Universal Literacy initiative provides schools with support from a dedicated reading coach, who works with kindergarten through second grade teachers to ensure students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade.

PS 59 is supported by Universal Literacy Reading Coach Tamaira Green.

Here are some helpful reading tips/websites:

11 ways parents can help their child read

StarFall

ABCya Educational Games

Mrs.Perkins Sight Words

bookworm

 Early Literacy

      Free online programs to teach beginning readers.