Campaign for Grade Level Reading

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Campaign for Grade Level Reading

United Way is proud to serve as the lead convener of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in the Sacramento region. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a nationwide initiative dedicated to empowering young children to read at grade-level by the end of the third grade. Read below to find out how United Way and its partners are leading the way to get kids reading!

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March into Literacy Month
Celebrate Reading All Month Long

National March into Literacy Month kicks off with the birthday celebration of beloved children’s book author, Dr. Seuss’, on March 2nd! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

For children, creating a relationship with books is critical. Statistics show that reading at a proficient level by the 4th grade is a strong indicator for high school graduation success. 

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About the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Making a Collective Impact on Education

United Way became the lead convener of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in 2014. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a nationwide initiative dedicated to empowering young children to read at grade-level by the end of the third grade. 

Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of third grade enables students to shift from learning to read to reading to learn, and to master the more complex subject matter they encounter in the fourth grade curriculum.

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Does Reading Aloud Really Matter?
Get in the Re(A)d Zone!

When every child is read aloud to for 15 minutes every day from birth, more children will be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, more children will have the literacy skills needed to succeed in school, and more children will be prepared for a productive and meaningful life after school.