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Kandra James, M.A.T., is a national director of content and implementation at Curriculum Associates. She has served the education community for more than 20 years, and her rich experience includes providing technical training and curriculum development for the US Department of Justice and teaching K–9 students in Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Kandra holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and a master’s degree in teaching from Trinity University.
This excerpt from National Director of Content and Implementation Kandra James’s whitepaper “Reading Scaffolds: Instructional Tools for Our Focus toward Grade-Level Reading” describes five proven reading scaffolding techniques that can be implemented in any classroom.
Achieving reading proficiency by the end of third grade is an important landmark for all elementary students, but dyslexia stands in the way of many. This is a serious threat to the right of all American school children to be literate.
Curriculum Associates' grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.