How can you help students make a successful transition to independent reading?
Understand where students are and what they need next
Measure early literacy skills to determine what each student needs for growth and ensure kids are developmentally ready to read, avoiding reading delays.
Build vocabulary and background knowledge
Early readers need to be surrounded by words and books to develop a rich vocabulary and understanding of the world around them. Hearing text read aloud is critical at this age.
Provide access to appropriate text and literacy activities
Emergent readers need to engage with developmentally appropriate books and literacy activities. The biggest barrier to literacy development is a lack of access to books.
Encourage good reading habits
Invite literacy into students’ lives through read alouds, read-alongs, and independent reading to cultivate strong reading behaviors and establish a love of learning.
Uncover student needs
Research-based assessments provide insight into skills and abilities so you can deliver text and literacy activities that are appropriate for their needs and help them move to the next level.
Leveled texts with audio
Engage emerging readers with curated collections of level-appropriate digital books and articles. The narrated audio option models fluency while building background and vocabulary.
Track reading progress
Monitor reading activity and track comprehension with easy-to-use reports and dashboards. Students can watch their reading library grow as their skills expand.
Develop lifelong readers
Renaissance Professional Development provides ongoing support in using data to scaffold students’ reading experiences as they make the transition to independent readers.
Renaissance solutions support ESSA goals
Formula and competitive funds can help you meet your program goals and initiative outcomes. Funding sources to consider:
- Title I
- Title IV
- 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant