Reading Matters To Maine
We are committed to teaching at-risk and struggling students to learn to read. To do this, we are advocates and activists in helping improve the knowledge base of all teacher candidates and current teachers who will be, and who are, teaching reading. This essential knowledge base includes the current science of reading, the foundational skills of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension), data analysis, effective use of assessment and monitoring tools, evidence-based reading instruction, and multi-tier systems of support (MTSS) for literacy instruction. To reach our goals, in addition to advocacy, we have established the Reading Matters to Maine Fund, a Fund under the Maine Community Foundation to increase opportunities to bring this knowledge base to current teachers and teacher candidates. Learn more.