Put young readers on a path to success with “Get Ready to Read!”

From the National Center for Learning Disabilities comes a reading resource targeted specifically to young readers. The Get Ready to Read! program delivers research-based strategies to parents and teachers in order to put children on the path to literacy. Chief among the web site’s many resources is a 20-question screening tool for four-year-olds, designed to illustrate their readiness for school reading programs. Based on the child’s score, the test will provide a list of links and resources intended to help parents and teachers target each student’s weaknesses and build upon his or her strengths as a reader. Students interested in improving their skills online can log onto the site’s vast activity section. There, young readers will have access to more than 36 different exercises designed to bring literacy into everyday life. Students also can play a series of animated games and use home and classroom literacy checklists to ensure they’re taking all the right steps to improve as readers.

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