News & Events

Maybe screens aren’t so bad…. – November 3, 2019

Interesting article in Edweek on how children learn to read – October 6, 2019

If you’re not sure about the kind of literacy instruction your child is receiving, please ask us. Reading Allowed would love to help.

Reading Allowed is committed to one-on-one tutoring and here’s why: – September 27, 2019 

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When a child is struggling to read and write, a teacher is asking them to do the one thing that is so very hard for them. I know how I behave when someone asks me to do something that is hard for me and it’s not always pretty and I’m an adult!
When I work one-on-one with a struggling reader and writer, I relish being able to really focus in on exactly what that particular child needs at that time and, as an educator, that feels like a wonderful luxury. I am able to provide the student with the instruction that is absolutely just right for them and the student is much less likely to feel self-conscious or embarrassed and is less likely to act out. It’s a win-win and that’s when we see the most heart-warming gains. That one-on-one time is so valuable.
That’s why Reading Allowed is committed to providing the best quality, structured literacy instruction in a one-on-one setting. This comes at a cost but we know that there is no alternative if we want our struggling readers and writers to make the gains they are capable of. 

Reading Allowed is delighted to announce our partnership with Community Partnership School – September 20, 2019

Catch them before they fall: Why are reading screenings so important? – September 13, 2019

The school year has a beautiful rhythm to it and September has always been my favorite time. Everything feels fresh and new and full of possibilities and there is the thrill of planning how you will help each child be their best self and the excitement of knowing you will see children grow in so many ways.

As a Reading Specialist, I’ve particularly loved September as that’s the time when we get a fresh “snapshot” of our students and figure out how we can make each child be as successful as they can be. That’s why we do screenings. These quick assessments help us figure out if a child is at risk of struggling with reading and what we need to do to support that child. We want to make sure that we “catch our children before they fall.”

Schools use a variety of screenings to assess young readers such as AIMSweb and DIBELS. Ask your child’s teacher about the screenings that their school uses and please let us know if you have any questions about your child’s screenings.