A Successful Start
While there is no one way to teach all students to read and write successfully, there is clear, documented evidence of the most effective features of practice. We know that children learn to read and write best in a context where the reading and writing have meaning and there is a sense that literacy is not just taught but lived every day in the classroom. While our services span K-12, we offer specialized services in the areas of K-3 and adolescent literacy.
Successful K-3 classrooms are complex, dynamic learning environments where teachers provide purposeful literacy experiences for every student. In well-managed classrooms, the teachers plan for whole class, small group, and independent work. Generation Ready’s goal is to support schools to ensure all students have the strongest start possible on their path to graduation.
Changing literacy outcomes for adolescents
Adolescence is a critical time for students. Expectations for them as readers increase, while explicit literacy instruction decreases.
Literacy instruction is one of the greatest challenges faced by teachers of adolescents, yet today’s academic standards demand that all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities, have the strategies needed to read and comprehend increasingly complex texts. Generation Ready’s adolescent literacy services ensure that ELA, science and social studies teachers are supported in addressing the literacy demands of their content area so that all students complete school with the literacy skills required for success in college and their careers.
The work we do with your leaders and teachers builds upon, rather than replaces the programs and practices you already have in place within your school and/or district. Our expert adolescent literacy consultants work collaboratively with your school and/or district leaders to create and implement an evidence-based, customized action plan in response to your goals, needs and budget.