Welcome to the New Mexico Reads To Lead Initiative

Children who acquire a firm foundation in literacy are not only prepared for future academic success, but will possess a lifelong gift of reading. New Mexico's early reading initiative, New Mexico Reads to Lead!, provides an aligned approach for districts and schools to ensure that children can read by the end of third grade—giving them essential skills for future career and college success. The New Mexico Reads to Lead! Initiative funds a reading K–3 Formative Assessment System provided to districts at no cost. It also provides regional and district reading coaches, supports for intervention, and professional development for parents, teachers, reading coaches, and administrators. In addition, this site highlights literacy resources for parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders. Please visit often as the content will be regularly updated.

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  • 2013 Summer Recommended Reading List

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    Children engaged in summer reading activities are better prepared for the new academic year. To encourage children to read more books this summer, the New Mexico Public Education Department has compiled a recommended reading list for children in grades K-12. Download the list here More

  • mCLASS®:DIBELS Next®/IDEL®

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    Early literacy assessment software in English and Spanish for grades K–3 provided by the Public Education Department to quickly identify the needs of each student and inform next steps with instant analysis, reports and instructional planning tools included in the only licensed mobile version of the research-based DIBELS Next assessment. mCLASS facilitates teachers’ ability to: use short, one-minute fluency measures for foundational reading skills; replace manual calculations with instant results and recommended activities; compare student progress with predictive, research-based benchmark goals; track progress and target instruction to individual... More

  • Readers Raise the Roof! Family Reading Workshop

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    “Readers Raise the Roof!” is a 90-minute workshop educators can replicate at their school to meet parent involvement goals for families of students in kindergarten through third grade. The workshop is aligned to the New Mexico Reads to Lead! initiative’s goal of reaching out to parents and families to support student learning at home. More

  • New Mexico Centennial Recommended Reading List

    New Mexico Centennial Recommended Reading List

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    In commemoration of the New Mexico Centennial, the New Mexico Public Education Department has compiled a recommended reading list for children in grades PreK-12. These books cover the rich history and culture of New Mexico. More

  • Early Childhood Education National Archive

    Early Childhood Education National Archive

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    The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life to influence learning. More

  • New Mexico Early Childhood Education Bureau

    New Mexico Early Childhood Education Bureau

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    The William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program is the only federal education program that focuses specifically on parents and their children working together to combat illiteracy. More