"Recent legislation strengthened the Third Grade Reading Guarantee to give greater emphasis to reading instruction and intervention in the early grades. Through this initiative, school districts and community schools will diagnose reading deficiencies in students at grades kindergarten through three, create individualized reading improvement and monitoring plans and provide intensive reading interventions. The new law also includes additional requirements for school districts and community schools." (from ODE)
|mCLASS: DIBELS Next|
|Curriculum & Associates||iReady Diagnostic|
|Global Scholar||Performance Series Reading|
|NWEA||MAP For Primary Grades|
|Pearson Clinical Assessment||Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests|
|Pearson Clinical Assessment||AIMSWEB|
|Pearson School||Developmental Reading Assessment|
|Pearson School||Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic
|STAR Reading Enterprise|
|STAR Early Literacy Enterprise|
|Scholastic, Inc.||Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)|
Here are some District Resources from ODE. This page includes presentations that other districts have made about the 3rd grade guarantee, information about the Early Literacy and Reading Readiness Competitive Grant, and some guidance for the diagnostic assessments associated with the 3rd grade guarantee. It also has information about the Statewide Education Conference.
This page has the actual law for the 3rd grade guarantee, in digital form.
This teacher staffing plan page from ODE includes information on staffing plans to meet 3rd grade guarantee requirements, as well as deadlines for the original teacher staffing plan and subsequent progress reports, including the template for the plan.
This 3rd Grade Guarantee FAQ from ODE is directed toward district-level administration. It addresses questions about interventions to be administered to students in K-2 versus 3rd grade, Title I funding being used, how students are identified as not on-track (and how they can be identified as on-track again), and more.
INFOhio offers a variety no-cost tools and Third Grade Guarantee Resources to help prepare students. Resources include: online district library catalogs, INFOhio Discovery Portal, INFOhio eBook collection, BookFlix, World Books for Kids, and the EBSCOhost search database. Includes a username and password for all resources.
Still confused about Third Grade Guarantee Requirements? Download and view a PowerPoint presentation containing pertinent information regarding The Third Grade Guarantee. Great for professional development sessions!
This is a page from the Ohio Resource Center with some basic information about the 3rd Grade Guarantee. It also offers a page of reading resources to aid reading instruction, and some other links for relevant book searches, lesson and unit plans for reading instruction, and brief articles focused on helping teachers provide more effective reading instruction.
Free Reading provides no-cost literacy activities, lesson plans, and ideas for teaching literacy in the classroom. Activities and lesson plans are suitable for student in preschool to grade six.
Here are some articles from Reading Is Fundamental, aimed at helping teachers and parents work together to foster reading growth. Use the menu on the left to choose the topics for the articles: reading aloud, literacy-rich environments, motivating kids to read, home-to-school connections, families and literacy, and choosing good books are all topics addressed in these articles.
These book lists from Reading Is Fundamental can give guidance for books to suggest to students, on a variety of topics. They have lists of past Caldecott award winners, past Newbery award winners, multicultural books, and young adult books.
View the Third Grade Guarantee Teacher Qualification Timeline as signed by governor Kasich. This table outlines the necessary qualifications of teachers who are assigned students on a Reading Improvement Monitoring Plan.
Download the official Reading Improvement Monitoring Plan Template, as published by the Ohio Department of Education.
View the Reading Endorsement Program Guidance Document, as published by the Ohio Board of Regents. This document outlines endorsement program requirements, candidate requirements, and learning outcomes.
NwOESC consultant, Nancy Mills, has spent a considerable amount of time gathering resources for teachers. Below is a direct link to her PortaPortal. We have also selected resources that we feel will directly benefit students preparing for the 3rd Grade Guarantee.
Nancy Mill's PortaPortal (Guest name: nmills)
ReadingQuest: Strategies for reading comprehension. Includes instructions and printable documents.
This handout includes good information on early literacy, including a timeline for typical literacy development in children, and ideas for engaging very young children with text.
This article, "The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction," includes many teaching techniques for improving early literacy.
Books Should Be Free: A free public domain for audio books and eBooks. Use this website to download books to your digital device.
Everything Literacy: This site has Common Core aligned posters, concept questions, vocabulary words, and more for 3rd grade classrooms.
WatchKnowLearn: This site has videos aligned to the Common Core. Just narrow the age range to the age of your students, and select Language Arts -> Reading to see videos about reading!
DIBELS Interventions Electrified: This site has links to resources that can be used as intervention for DIBELS, such as letter recognition, letter sounds, rhyme, and putting words together. It also has many templates for non-electronic interventions!
Here are some family resources published by The Ohio Department of Education. This page includes a explanation of the 3rd grade guarantee and some links to pages that will help you learn how to guide your children to success, taking into account the new Common Core State Standards.
Here are some helpful articles from Reading Is Fundamental about how to work with teachers to help your child thrive in their reading achievement. Use the menu on the left to choose the topics for the articles: reading aloud, literacy-rich environments, motivating kids to read, home-to-school connections, families and literacy, and choosing good books are all topics you can read about through these articles.
These book lists from Reading Is Fundamental can give suggestions of books for your child to read, on various topics. They have lists of past Caldecott award winners, past Newbery award winners, multicultural books, and young adult books.
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