Welcome to Literacy

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Reading is not only a core academic subject, but also a core life subject. More than any other single skill, the ability to read and read well allows a child to succeed in school, learn about the world, function in society, and someday have decent job options. As educators it is our job to promote literacy through effective practices in reading,writing, speaking, and listening. While up to 30% of students in school have significant difficulties learning to read, most students with disabilities face even greater challenges. Students with specific learning disabilities and other language-based disorders often have, as the hallmark of their disability, great difficulty learning to read. Students with sensory or processing deficits may be unable to adequately access the visual and auditory codes necessary to read. However, regardless of the etiology of reading difficulty, most students can learn to read given an appropriate systematic reading curriculum.



  • Pam Kastner
    Reading, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Dawn Durham
    Reading, Paraprofessionals, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Andra Bell
    Reading, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Wendy Farone
    Reading, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Marianne Dudek
    Reading, Mathematics, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Jeanie Hertzler
    Reading, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS/RtII)
  • Mindy Bramer
    Reading, Paraprofessionals, English Learners
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