Ensuring Literacy Instruction Meets the Needs of All Learners
The right to read is fundamental, as literacy lays the groundwork not just for academic achievement, but also for better decision-making and self-esteem, personal empowerment, greater economic opportunities, and active civic participation (Sedita, 2020).
Ultimately, literacy is the key to lifelong learning, and all children deserve access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to become confident readers. That’s why equitable literacy instruction is so imperative. Without it, too many students may not have the skills they need for academic success and beyond.
Armed with new perspectives and an influx of federal funding brought about by the pandemic, education leaders are seeking ways to improve equity, and literacy instruction is a particular area of focus. What follows in this Education Insight are three factors that enable equitable literacy instruction—what administrators and educators should consider and how edtech can support both literacy learning and equity initiatives.