5 ways to prepare and support teachers
using MAP Reading Fluency

Early reading teachers help lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning, curiosity, and enrichment in their students. It’s a vitally important role that deserves all the support we can give, including effective assessment that meets each student where they are in their reading journey. To support educators, here are five strategies for reading assessment success that can be applied from the superintendent’s office to the kindergarten classroom—including ways to get early readers themselves in on the action.

1. Encourage teachers to create a safe space, especially for your youngest students.

Creating a positive culture of learning is a crucial first step when laying a foundation for literacy. Early learners can be apprehensive about learning to read—be sure to explain that it’s a process, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you can just pick up a book and read it.

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