Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success

January 1, 2010


Nonie Lesaux

This report exposes the high costs of childhood reading failure and examines external and in-school barriers to reading achievement within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Author Nonie LeSaux calls for a major, comprehensive refocusing of efforts to create strong, successful readers. Among the recommendations featured in this report, she highlights the need to conduct early and ongoing assessments of children's language and reading and of the quality of services and supports; bring language-rich, rigorous and engaging reading curricula into early education and care settings, as well as PreK-3rd grade classrooms; and expand and strengthen work with families across learning settings and within communities.

APA Citation: 

Lesaux, N. (2010). Turning the page: Refocusing Massachusetts for reading success. Boston: Strategies for Children. 


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