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Michigan Read by Grade Three

In October of 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed Public Act 306 that requires schools to identify learners in Grades K-3 who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. This law, which started with the 2019-2020 school year, states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind. Additionally, the law requires schools to provide extra support for students who are not reading at grade level in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Mt. Morris Consolidated School District is committed to providing the high-quality instruction, support, and resources necessary to meet the needs of its students in its mission to inspire excellence, instill integrity, and foster innovative thinking for lifelong learning.
  • Your child's reading progress will be closely monitored by highly trained staff beginning in Kindergarten
  • If your child is reading below grade level, a plan to improve reading will be created. This means your child's school will work with your child to find where your child needs support in his or her reading development and create a plan to support him or her. This plan includes:
    • Extra instruction or support in areas of need.
    • Ongoing checks on reading progress.
    • A read at home plan that encourages you and your child to read and write outside of the school day.
    • Your child may be encouraged to participate in summer reading programs.
  • The extra supports in your child's reading improvement plan will occur in small groups during the school day. Your child will not miss regular reading instruction.
  • In order to be promoted from 3rd Grade to 4th Grade, your child must be reading no less than one year below grade level on the state reading assessment.
  • Read out loud to your child.
  • Listen to your child read.
  • Echo read (you read a line, then they repeat what you read).
  • Read together at the same time.
  • Reread your favorite stories.
  • Talk to your child about what they are reading by asking questions.
Phonemic awareness is critical to literacy because this is where early readers begin to hear and distinguish sounds. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Phonemic Awareness.
 
Phonics plays an integral part in the development of literacy skills because it promotes the ability to understand how letters and sounds relate to one another. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Phonics.
 
Fluency is imperative to reading because it allows a reader to use skills for knowing the words they are reading with a sufficient speed for supporting understanding of the content of the reading. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Fluency.
 
Vocabulary provides crucial support for understanding the meaning of words in reading passages. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Vocabulary.
 
Comprehension provides a key gateway between literacy and the ability to think at higher and deeper levels. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Comprehension.
 
Writing forges a pathway for learners to put their thoughts and ideas to paper. Please click below for resources to assist your child with their Reading At Home Plan area of Writing.
 
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