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10 TOP WAYS YOU KNOW YOU”RE IN A READING FIRST SCHOOL, with translation

From the Reading First website, 11/05

Ten Signs of a Reading First School

10. Data, data, data

9. Using explicit language in front of the children is appropriate.

8. The person called Coach is not the gym teacher.
7. People say âDIBELSâ without laughing.

6. Woe to the unfortunate soul who dares interrupt the reading block.

5. More data

4. Everyone knows that the 5 Essential Components are NOT phonics, phonics, phonics, phonics AND phonics.

3. Kids are not grouped by size.

2. Intervention is not when your friends and family tell you to seek help.

1. It has a dedicated faculty that is working tirelessly to ensure that every child becomes a proficient reader.

Translation, Susan Ohanian

10. Worksheets, worksheets, worksheets

9. Deviating from the script is not appropriate.

8. The person called Coach roams the halls to make sure teachers are âon script.â

7. DIBELS rules.

6. Woe to the unfortunate soul who dares to bring in real literature that will touch the lives of children.

5. More worksheets

4. Everyone knows that the 5 Essential Components ignore comprehension.

3. Kids are grouped by DIBELS scores.

2. Intervention is when coaches turn you in for not staying on script.

1. Teachers who complain about the curriculum are sent to âhave a talkâ with the superintendent.













— Reading First translated by Susan Ohanian
Reading First Website
2007-05-28


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