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America’s Literacy Crisis

  • 93 million adults in the U.S. read at or below the basic level

  • 34% of children entering kindergarten lack the basic language skills needed to learn how to read

  • 65% of fourth graders read at or below the basic level

(Reading is Fundamental)

RB5-RB8 is a free resource.  We do not sell goods or services. 

Rosalind Kotz, Ph.D.

Scot Felderman

Ready by 5-Reading by 8

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Don't have time to read?  Check out our "quick  notes" that are linked to the following articles.  Each summary is linked to the source document. 
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  • Language and Literacy Development

  • SES Developmental Gaps

  • Early Vocabulary

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  • National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) Report

  • Emergent Literacy Skills and Domains

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  • School Readiness Assessments 

  • Best Predictors of Early Academic Success 

K-3 Alignment Policy Aligment Education
  • P-3 Policy Guidelines 

  • Transitions to Kindergarten 

  • 3rd Grade Reading Retention 

  • Quality of Instructional 

  • Reading Instruction

  • Early Literacy Assessments

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  • Home Visiting Effectiveness Evaluations (HomVEE) 

  • Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program (MIHOPE)

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