Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Schools

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Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Schools

You and families can talk about individual children’s literacy profiles and how literacy instruction and intervention are matched to children’s literacy needs.

Check in with Families

Responses should build common understanding and promote joint action between home and school.

Explain how reading skills are taught, how, and by whom.

Tell when literacy instruction and intervention happen, for how long, and how many others participate.

Describe how literacy instruction and intervention align with children’s specific literacy needs.

Share what materials or trainings about literacy are available to families.

Tell what literacy screening practices you use and when.

Explain what information you collect on children’s literacy progress.

Describe how the information is used to make decisions about children’s literacy needs. Share how you monitor children’s language and literacy progress.

Explain how children with reading difficulties are identified.

Suggested Citation

National Center on Improving Literacy (2020). Route to Reading: Inspect the Manual - Schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from