Every Child a Reader by Third Grade? We Can’t Wait

Yes!!!  But we can’t wait until 3rd grade to find out.  Children begin to develop “reading skills” well before 3rd grade, starting with early language and then early literacy development.  Here’s a link to a strong presentation by Reid Lyon that addresses the reading by 3rd grade imperative:



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