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Reading By Grade Three Legislation


What Is The Law All About?

In an effort to boost reading achievement, Michigan lawmakers passed Public Act 306 in October 2016.

To help more students be proficient by the end of 3rd grade, the law requires extra support for K-3 students who are not at grade level in reading. The law also states that starting the 2019-2020 school year a child may be retained in 3rd grade if he/she is one or more grade levels behind in reading at the end of 3rd grade.

How will Gull Lake help support your child’s reading progress?

Your child's reading progress will be closely monitored. 

If your child is not reading where expected, an Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP) to improve reading will be created.

This includes: extra instruction or support in areas of need, ongoing checks of reading progress, and a Read at Home plan.


What can I do to support my child?

  • Read with your child for 20 minutes daily.

  • Have your child choose books they enjoy.

  • Read out loud to your child and listen to your child read.

  • Echo read (You read a line, then they repeat).

  • Read together at the same time.

  • Reread or retell favorite stories

  • Talk to your child about the book or article that they are reading.

As you read:

  • Ask your child to share what they remember.

  • Ask questions about the reading.

  • Talk about their favorite parts or characters, or what they have learned.

  • Talk about the pictures in the book and how they connect to the words on the page.

  • Help connect the stories to your child's life or other books they have read.

​​​​​​​Read At Home Resource


This resource is organized to better assist you with supporting your early reader at home.

We encourage you to read and engage in reading activities for a minimum of 20 minutes every night.