Reading Calendar
Third Grade Reading Bill Information

A new law aimed at improving early literacy is going into effect, requiring that students in grades K-3 be formally tested in reading at least three times per year, including once within the first 30 days of school – though many districts say they have already been doing so for some time.

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Read our parent letter about the Third Grade Reading Bill here.

Literacy Links and Resources

Kindergarten-2nd grade: Where-to-Start Word Test K-2 Word Lists
3rd-5th grade: Where-to-Start Word Test 3-5 Word Lists

Give Us 20 Reading Homework Campaign

Give Us 20 is New Branches’ new reading homework initiative.  We believe that reading for 20 minutes every day builds stronger families, stronger minds, and stronger vocabularies!  Our daily homework will focus on encouraging this 20 minutes of daily reading and time spent with families building this love for literature.  Please help support our Give Us 20 Campaign by reading with your child and/or encouraging reading for at least 20 minutes every day!