Mentoring 4 Reading Achievement (M4RA) Action Plan
Schools or Organizations
School or Organization:
- Provides supplemental 1:1 reading mentoring instruction to students identified in their M4RA Program’s Entrance Criteria.
- Creates a name to identify their mentoring program locally such as: “Readers 2 Leaders”, “Reading Warriors”, Department of Youth Services’ “The Reading Zone”, or Bluffton School’s “Pirate-2-Pirate”.
- Provides mentoring as often as possible. Research supports 30-minute sessions, 3-4 times per week (a student may have as many as 4 different mentors).
- Pre and post-tests students at their reading level using DRA, STAR, DIBELS, aimsweb®, etc.; or Fluency Passages and submits information in M4RA’s “End of the School Year Report”.
- Has staff attend 1 Full Day of Reading Mentoring Instruction
- Purchases a Reading A-Z license annually (www.readinga-z.com) as long as these mentoring materials are being used. The reading content is appropriate for students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, who are reading below a beginning 6th grade reading level.
School or Organization may implement M4RA as a:
- Before, during, or after school program
- Take-home (family engagement) program
- Summer school program
School or Organization may serve:
- Students with reading goals on their Individual Education Programs (IEP)
- Students who are at-risk
- Students who are English Language Learners (ELL)
- Other students identified as needing 1:1 intervention
- Provide Reading Mentoring Instruction at regional locations
- Provide 2 M4RA Resource Guide Books to each school or organization
- Provide support to implement the M4RA program
- Email M4RA News 4 You & Information on a regular basis
M4RA is funded through the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities