The Columbus City Schools District has several programs that focus on increasing reading proficiency for all learners. Some of our programs are:
Third Grade Reading Portal: The New Third Grade Reading Portal provides teachers resources on the best instructional practices in reading and language arts.
Family Academies: The academies provide parents engaging, effective, and practical strategies and activities to use at home to support literacy.
K-3 Parent Meetings: Third Grade Reading Guarantee (3GRG) Meetings, provide parents information on the 3GRG and materials that can support third grade reading instruction at home.
Extended Literacy Blocks: Our elementary schedule affords students the opportunity of having up to 120 minutes of literacy instruction per day and up to 60 minutes of intervention.
Instructional Coaches: Each elementary school has an instructional coach who provides instructional support to teachers and intervention support to students.
Reading Recovery Teachers: Reading recovery teachers provide one-on-one literacy instruction to the students who score in the lowest 20% on literacy diagnostic assessments.
Literacy Collaborative Trained Coaches: Over 50 coaches were trained in the Literacy Collaborative program in the past two years.
Reading Buddies Program: Over 800 people volunteer to read with students 2 or more times per week for 30 minutes a day.
Leveled Literacy Interventionists: Highly qualified teachers provide reading intervention to our students identified as not-on-track per the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, 1-2 teachers are located at each school based upon need.
Books on Buses: Engaging literature is placed on each of the elementary school buses. This provides additional time for our students to engage in reading before and after school.
Professional Development: Teachers receive monthly training on topics such as Close Reading, Text Evidence, Foundational Skills, Learning Targets, and Differentiated Instruction.
E- Learning Opportunities: Literacy lessons and strategies are delivered from our content-area specialists to be viewed on the Educable channel.
For more information, please contact Sandee Donald, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org