Integrates interests, knowledge and lived experiences of diverse kids and communities.
Invites kids to explore their personal reading preferences and those of their peers.
Uses modeling and imaginative play to support equitable and inclusive learning experiences.
- Expands Vocabulary and World Knowledge
- Supports Reading Identity Development
- Increases Reading Self-efficacy
- Increases Reading Engagement
- Increases Reading Motivation
An Innovative Reading Assessment
Reading So Lit is a reading identity exploration and assessment tool for grades preK-5. It leverages whole group, multimedia teaching modules and strengths-based student assessments. This culturally responsive platform supports in-person and virtual learning that can be facilitated by classroom teachers, other child-serving professionals, or trained teenagers. Reading So Lit has been implemented successfully during the school day, after school, and summer.
This innovative exploration and assessment tool integrates Science of Reading research outlined in the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund’s 2022 concept paper, “Reading Reimagined: A New Inclusive Research and Development Initiative,” which highlights the key role traditionally overlooked elements of reading (i.e. reading identity, self-efficacy, engagement, motivation) play in accelerating reading achievement among low performing student populations.
Helping preK-5 students explore, understand, and express their reading preferences increases self-awareness and social-awareness – two pillars of social-emotional learning. Knowledge and awareness of the reading content and conditions that students prefer helps educators, administrators, and caregivers curate culturally responsive content, personalize reading instruction/experiences, and accelerate reading achievement – especially for students who lack reading supports outside of school.