Archive | Grade-Level Reading


October is dyslexia awareness month.  Dyslexia is a learning disability that one in five students have, and affects about 80% of those with a learning disability.  Discovered in 1881, dyslexia is often characterized by difficulty rhyming, associating sounds with symbols, and sequencing and ordering sounds. Other signs include difficulty sounding out unfamiliar words, or reading […]

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Dubuque Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Dubuque has received the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC Award) for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Dubuque was one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League, which created the […]

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Why Read 20 Minutes a Day?

Let’s face it…we live in a world with jam-packed schedules and it is nearly impossible to “fit it all in.”  We are stuck trying to decide what we can make time for and what needs to wait until “later.”  So why is it so important to read to our children 20 minutes a day?  Well, […]

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