If you’re not sure about the kind of literacy instruction your child is receiving, please ask us. Reading Allowed would love to help.
The school year has a beautiful rhythm to it and September has always been my favorite time. Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities and there is the thrill of planning how you will help each child be their best self and the excitement of knowing you will see children grow in so many ways.
As a Reading Specialist, I’ve particularly loved September as that’s the time when we get a fresh “snapshot” of our students and figure out how we can make each child be as successful as they can be. That’s why we do screenings. These quick assessments help us figure out if a child is at risk of struggling with reading and what we need to do to support that child. We want to make sure that we “catch our children before they fall.”
Schools use a variety of screenings to assess young readers such as AIMSweb and DIBELS. Ask your child’s teacher about the screenings that their school uses and please let us know if you have any questions about your child’s screenings.