K-3 Literacy Task Force
Because we want to give our students the best possible opportunity to read on grade level by the end of grade 3, the REACH HIGHER Shasta Task Force agreed to develop a county-wide plan with the following objectives:
- To provide consistency across districts in the expectations for reading and pre-reading skills in grades K, 1, 2 and 3
- To provide common assessments for Kindergarten and Grade 1 so that students, parents, teachers and the community understand the level of proficiency students should strive for to be considered “on grade level” at the end of each year (Kindergarten and Grade 1)
- To build a common language around the skills necessary for Grades 2 and 3 students to be considered “on grade level” in reading at the end of each year (Grade 2 and 3).
Read for the Record
First 5 Shasta and Reach Higher Shasta have worked together to coordinate Shasta County participation, providing the book and other resources for over 150 readings at free public story times and in classrooms, parks, and child care centers in the community. All local adults and children gathering to Read for the Record will help set a new record for shared reading with children. It’s part of ongoing efforts by both organizations to boost the early language and literacy skills of young children, improving their likelihood of success in school.