Teaching At-Risk & Struggling Children to Learn to Read

Improved Teacher Preparation




A CRITICAL AND IMMEDIATE NEED:  All Maine teacher preparation programs should include required evidence-based reading courses, such as USM’s SPY 627, UM’s SED 545, and UMF’s SED 301, for all teacher candidates who will be teaching reading:  literacy specialists, K-8 teacher candidates, and English language learner teacher candidates.  This knowledge base also needs to be available for current teachers who are teaching reading.
See  this website’s WHAT WE HAVE section for current options in evidence-based reading instruction for Maine teacher candidates and current Maine teachers.
Read what some states, such as Vermont, are using as a guideline for increasing teacher knowledge for those teacher candidates who will be teaching reading:

The International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading


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