Read by Grade Three

In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed a law that requires schools to identify learners who are struggling with reading and writing and to provide additional help. The law states that third graders may repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. We've posted some Facts for Families and videos to help families understand the Read by Grade Three Law so they can support their child.

Parent Resources
MeL Resources Supporting Early Literacy
The Early Literacy eResources available in the Michigan eLibrary support the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy published by the Early Literacy Task Force, a subcommittee of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators General Education Leadership Network.

These eResources, available to all residents in the State of Michigan, extend the amount of reading material and opportunities for reading in the classroom, and at home. Additional eResource features aligned with these early literacy practices include:

• a read-aloud feature for books and encyclopedia content with text that is highlighted while it is being read; pronunciation tools for vocabulary words 
• child-friendly explanations of words within texts and reinforcement of those words with tools such as videos and photos 
• activities that build phonological awareness including listening to books and songs with rhyming, and sorting pictures, objects and words by sound.

Britannica Learning Zone

Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes and more

Early World of Learning
Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers and   
other fun things. Read along stories and pictures help teach students basic concepts.

World Book Kids
Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Hundreds of activities science        
and experiments.

Britannica School Elementary
Homework help resources for grades 3-5. Find information on countries, animals, people,  
maps, photos and articles. 

eBook K-8 Collection
Titles that support K-8 students across all subject areas. Full-text access of available from your computer or download titles to the most popular portable devices.

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