READ AT HOME PLAN
You are your child’s first teacher and reading with your child is a proven way to early literacy. Helping ensure your child is reading on grade level by third grade is an important task. By reading with your child 20 minutes a day and making a few simple things a part of your daily routine, you can make a positive impact on your child’s school success.
This resource was created to assist you in understanding how to support your child’s reading development and progress. Using materials found around your home, you will be able to practice the skills necessary to help your child become a fluent reader. This resource also includes information on Alabama’s Literacy Act and Student Reading Improvement Plans (SRIPS) to help you to support your child’s reading instruction.
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Alabama Literacy Act and Student Reading Improvement Plan (SRIP)
Being a skillful reader is critical for a student’s overall success throughout school and in life. To help ensure students become successful lifelong readers, all students in grades K-3 are administered a state-approved reading screener a minimum of three times a year. This screener provides teachers with individual student strengths and deficiencies to assist with reading instruction and intervention plans.
According to the Alabama Literacy Act, “Commencing with the 2021-2022 school year, third grade students shall demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade. A student scoring at the lowest achievement level in reading on the established state assessment for third grade will not be promoted to fourth grade unless the student meets a good cause exemption for promotion.” In our proactive planning approach, we invite parents to develop a Student Reading Improvement Plan, or “SRIP”, with us to ensure that we all work together to help each child progress in reading skills to prevent retention.
If needed, our staff will contact parents to arrange a meeting to develop the SRIP. It is important for our team to finalize and begin implementing the plan to help each child become a successful reader. While the statewide reading assessment is the initial determinant for promotion, it is not the only option. Students may also participate in a “test-based student portfolio and an alternative reading assessment option to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to fourth grade” (p. 15 ALA Implementation Guide).
We look forward to working with families to help our children become lifelong successful readers.PARENT RESOURCEShttps://www.smore.com/0vzp2-ari-s-twelve-days-of-literacy