Michigan Read by Grade Three
What is the law all about?
What do I need to know as a parent?
- 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.
How can I support my child?
- 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.
How can I support my child with Phonemic Awareness?
How can I support my child with Phonics?
How can I support my child with Fluency?
How can I support my child with Vocabulary?
How can I support my child with Comprehension?
How can I support my child with Writing?
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