Happy Saturday! Welcome to the second installment of Saturday Sayings! I am excited to join Tammy at Forever in First, Julie at Lighting a Fire in Third Grade, and Lori at Conversations in Literacy, as we share our favorite quotes and reflections! Tammy has allowed us to link with her during the month of April! Please visit all of our blogs and join the discussion! We would love to hear from you!
My quote is taken from Reading Today, the April/May 2012 edition of the IRA publication.
Sally Grimes writes about school-based models for struggling readers.
"The Literacy Team should be led by a strong, knowledgeable principal, and pass the "ACID" test which addresses: Assessment, Curriculum, Infrastructure, and Development (of Professionals). The members of the team plan grade level and data meetings that focus on intervention plans for struggling students that assure appropriate programs, adequate communication between those involved with the child, proper group composition, and time."
As the RTI coordinator for my district and a literacy coach, I agree with Sally! Administrators, teachers, and volunteers can increase their knowledge of literacy/interventions and work together to meet the needs of struggling students! Classroom teachers cannot do this alone. They need the support of a knowledgeable team to help them meet the needs of struggling students.
What do you think? I would love to hear from you!