ABCs of Early Literacy


September 20, 2019

Did you know?

  • Reading proficiently by the end of the third grade can be a “make or break benchmark” in a child’s educational development.
  • Eighty-three percent of children who are not reading by the fourth grade are at risk of failing to graduate from high school on time.
  • Michigan ranks 43 out of the 50 states in meeting national reading standards by the fourth grade.
  • Preschoolers, whose parents read to them, tell them stories or sing songs with them, tend to develop larger vocabularies, become better readers and perform better in school.


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