I WILL

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WHY DO WE NEED TO FOCUS ON MAKING
READING FOR EVERYONE?
UP TO

20%

OF U.S. STUDENTS

HAVE SYMPTOMS OF DYSLEXIA THAT AFFECT READING DEVELOPMENT

SOURCE: International Dyslexia Association (IDA), 2016.

18%

OF U.S. ADULTS

PERFORM AT THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE LITERACY SCALE

SOURCE: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), 2012/2014.

9.4%

OF U.S. STUDENTS

ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND REQUIRE LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2015.

READING IS FOR...
TEENAGERS


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Those with
DYSLEXIA


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LANGUAGE

LEARNERS


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READING
is for EVERYONE
HOW CAN WE MAKE READING MORE

ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE?
1
Improve the awareness of learning differences and other difficulties that affect reading development
2
Improve the quality of instruction for beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners
3
Provide accommodations for students as they work to improve their reading ability
WHAT DIFFERENCE
WILL IT MAKE?
By focusing on these three objectives, we can:
  • prevent students from falling behind in school
  • reduce frustrationfor students with reading difficulties
  • increase awareness of effective teaching strategies
  • increase educational and/or employment opportunities for English Language Learners
  • reduce bullying towards those with learning disabilities
  • increase educational and/or employment opportunities for those living in poverty
  • increase the number of individuals who can enjoy a good book
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TO MAKE READING
FOR EVERYONE.
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