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Chapter 3: Implementing Multitiered Reading Instruction
Reading is undeniably the most important skill for academic success in school and for independent functioning throughout adulthood. The ability to read is an indispensible tool for learning, performing functional tasks, and entertaining oneself. Reading proficiency has substantial impact on education and employment opportunities as well as independent functioning and quality of life. Each day as we live and work, we can expect to read signs, directions, labels, newspapers, notes, e-mails, books, menus, forms, magazines, electronic files, reports, letters, text messages, bills, and Web pages. Poor reading ability limits full participation in everyday events that proficient readers may take for granted.
Unfortunately, reading achievement has been and continues to be a challenge. According to the National Center for Education ...