Almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in our nation’s schools are reading at a basic or below-basic grade level1. What can educators do to support these striving readers and help bridge the achievement gap?
Large print books are a good place to start. Thorndike Press, from Gale, a Cengage Company, partnered with Project Tomorrow® to conduct a yearlong nationwide study evaluating the impact of large print books on the reading skills and mindsets of students in grades 3–12 at 15 diverse schools.
View this on-demand webinar to hear Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, and panelists discuss key findings from the study. You’ll gain new insights from the perspectives of students, teachers, librarians, and administrators who experienced the benefits of large print—a literacy intervention tool that works.
Julie Evans, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
• Michele Barnaby, English Teacher, Marco Forster Middle School, CA
• Mary Carr, English Teacher, Marco Forster Middle School, CA
• Victor Chapa, Librarian, Young Women's Leadership Academy, TX
• Joanna Dehn, English Teacher, Young Women's Leadership Academy, TX
1. National Assessment of Educational Progress, The Nation’s Report Card 2017, National Center for Education Statistics website, (July 2019), accessed July 15, 2019.