Being a Reader

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We all aspire to provide elementary school students with the strategies and skills they need to learn in order to read well and to love reading. We want students to approach reading with motivation and confidence, to deeply comprehend text, and to grow as readers and thinkers and as caring and collaborative citizens. The Being a Reader program supports students in achieving these goals through a thorough early reading curriculum of whole-class and small-group instruction.

Build Foundational Reading Skills and Strategies for Early Readers

Part of the CCC Collaborative Literacy suite of programs, Being a Reader is a yearlong curriculum for grades K–2 that has been carefully designed to nurture students academically and socially while providing rigorous instruction in early literacy skills and strategies, including reading comprehension, fluency, phonics and decoding, and high-frequency words.

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Combining Whole-class Literacy and Differentiated, Small-group Instruction

The first program of its kind, Being a Reader integrates reading instruction with the social learning needed to build a caring classroom community. The research-based curriculum teaches foundational skills in the context of rich literacy experiences that foster students’ growth as responsible, caring, and collaborative people. Composed of 30 weeks of instruction per grade level, this program combines the strengths of whole-class and small-group instruction to develop confident readers who love to read, understand what they read, and can discuss their ideas and opinions with others.

Rich Literature Builds a Love of Reading

The literature in Being a Reader has been carefully selected to engage young children in the joy of reading while building the foundations for reading success. For a complete list of the literature featured in each grade level as well as an overview of how the texts are incorporated to support students growth as readers, select from the following:

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Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.

Kofi Annan

students sitting on the classroom floor with books, smiling and laughing

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