How To Recognize a Good Reading Program?

March 26, 2001

In your local school, do first graders with reading difficulties get an extra hour of reading instruction a day? Are students writing and reading every day, learning new words and their meanings, and being taught to blend letters and sounds to form new words? These are a few of the items on this checklist published by the U.S. Dept. of Education on how to recognize a good reading program.