Reach Every Reader is a collaboration with educators, families, researchers, and product developers creating solutions to ensure that every child can unlock the wonder of words and stories.
Reach Every Reader’s vision is that all children will be readers with the skills, knowledge, and interest to read for learning and pleasure. We want every child to succeed, and we don’t want to wait for children to fail before we help them thrive.
We are doing things differently. We are not just studying the problem of early reading – we are solving it.
No single solution will reach every reader. We are tackling the problem of poor reading simultaneously from several angles. This cross-disciplinary and multi-institutional effort focuses on developing foundational literacy skills, early screening and diagnosis, content-rich intervention, teacher and caregiver support, and reach for sustainable impact.
Pre-literacy skills can be learned long before children arrive at school! We aim to support this early development through a focus on pre-school-aged children and their caregivers.Learn More
We are taking a holistic approach to the screening and diagnostic assessment of literacy development for children in Grades K-3 to support earlier and more personalized interventions for struggling readers.Learn More
We are going beyond the mechanics of reading by also focusing on content knowledge and motivation to support a wide range of developing readers.Learn More
Without proper implementation, even the best literacy approaches have limited impact. We are building tools and experiences to support the critical role adults play in a child’s development.Learn More
We want to help every child. To do this, we are designing for wide-spread impact from the start and are working to ensure that what we have to offer will work in a variety of contexts.Learn More
Reach Every Reader is going beyond the research by creating and testing tools to support young emergent readers and the adults who help them throughout their journey. We are testing our tools in multiple contexts and making changes to them as we learn what works well, what doesn’t, and for whom so we can eventually reach EVERY reader.
Reach Every Reader’s agile teaching models are designed to help teachers quickly adapt to the needs of individual students, while simultaneously managing a large classroom. Family resources support adults in engaging in children’s reading experiences and development.Learn More
The Reach Every Reader screener is a diagnostic literacy screener and assessment designed to also monitor progress for K-3 children.Learn More
The MORE intervention for K-3 children grounds exciting content-rich word learning in science and social studies topics.Learn More
Designed to promote pre-literacy skills We built, tested, and validated three apps to promote pre-literacy skills through dialogue and playful interactions between children and parents/caregivers. These apps — Animal Antics, Photo Play and Small Wonders — were developed in collaboration with FableVision and GBH and released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They are […]Learn More
Parent and caregiver resources support the development of pre-literacy and reading skills and a literacy-rich environment at home. We have been exploring other potential products for caregivers to use with their young children.Learn More