This Forum page provides an opportunity for everyone in our program to offer feedback.
You can offer suggestions, questions, or concerns; share ideas, strategies, materials; comment on any aspect of the program. Comment on what books your kids are enjoying most or are working well with specific interests or needs. Discuss our process, rewards, extracurricular celebrations, etc. We invite all to join us in a rich exchange of ideas to make our program stronger. We appreciate your taking the time to share and participate.
This year, at Culbert, we focused our RAL Program on second grade! We have seen huge improvements in students' reading in just a short amount of time- even with SNOW days. For example, our focus group of 24 students increased their ability to recognize word patterns and to decode words in isolation quickly by 38% as indicated on PALS Quick Checks and Mid-year PALS Testing! This was an area of weakness at the beginning of the year for this group and now, they are feeling successful and take risks more readily! This ability to decode is transferring over into the application of reading materials as our students are consistently moving forward in reading levels as indicated on our data collection. The Rigby leveled books RAL purchased for the program were perfect to use for practice as they were accurately leveled for our at-risk readers and included many of the words practiced in isolation! :) We love our RAL Program and believe it has positively impacted the reading successes of our at-risk students. We would like to continue our partnership in the future! :)
Welcome to the Readers Are Leaders forum. This is a place where you can talk to other teachers and staff members about your Readers Are Leaders experiences and share your best practices. We want to hear from you about how to make our program more impactful and successful, so please share with us. You will find that the forum is separated by topics which include: best practices, books, student-athletes, resources, questions and suggestions. Please file your comments according to the topic provided. Also, if you feel that a topic is missing please let us know! Have a wonderful Readers Are Leaders school year :)