CalREADS (Third Grade Reading Legislation)

Caledonia Community Schools is committed to providing an educational system that ensures all students are successful in school and life. We know that being a good reader is critical to this success. In 2016, the Michigan Legislature passed the Third Grade Reading Law to ensure that students exit third grade reading at or above grade level. “Cal READS!” is our district’s title for the comprehensive system of supports as required by this law. The law requires districts to assess reading in grades Kindergarten through Third grade and provide intensive reading instruction for any students that are not at the expected reading level. Caledonia uses a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework to meet individual student needs, and attempt to develop fluent readers.  

The law also requires districts to provide written communication with parents of K-3 students with reading difficulties. Communication will include information about current services being provided, an Individualized Reading Plan (IRP) for identified students, and strategies for you to help your child at home. Read at Home plans are shared with families directly by each school and can also be accessed via the school district website using the links on this page.

If you have questions regarding “Cal READS!”, please contact your child’s school or the Teaching and Learning Department.

Read at Home Plans

PDF DocumentPlan Overview - English
PDF DocumentPlan Overview - Spanish
PDF DocumentPhonemic Awareness - K1
PDF DocumentPhomenic Awareness - 23
PDF DocumentPhonics - K1
PDF DocumentPhonics - 23
PDF DocumentFluency - K1
PDF DocumentFluency - 23
PDF DocumentVocabulary - K1
PDF DocumentVocabulary - 23
PDF DocumentComprehension - K1
PDF DocumentComprehension - 23

Online Resources

PDF DocumentThird Grade Reading - Online Resources