Read by Grade Three Law

What is the Read by Grade Three Law?

In 2016 the Michigan Legislature passed a law requiring schools to identify and provide additional assistance to learners who are struggling with reading and writing.  The law states that third graders may be required to repeat third grade if they are more than one grade level behind beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.  

Michigan Department of Education has provided some materials in order to assist caregivers in preparing learners for reading and writing.  Check out the videos below to see how support from home can impact a child's engagement at school and visit the Read by Grade Three website here for more resources. 

For resources to help improve literacy at home, be sure to check out Michigan's Department of Education Support Summer Reading Page and Literacy Essential's Michigan Literacy Page.