Just Read, Florida!
Just Read, Florida! is the statewide reading initiative that prioritizes reading in Florida's public schools and among all the community groups and volunteer organizations that support them. Just Read, Florida! is based on the latest reading research that includes emphasis on phonemic awareness (knowing that words are made up of sounds), phonics (the link between sounds and letters), vocabulary (what words mean and how to say them), fluency (the ability to read words accurately and quickly), and comprehension (the ability to understand what you read).
Reading Model Lesson Series
In collaboration with the Department of Education, Just Read! Florida Office and the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, the Florida Center for Interactive Media has produced videos of Reading Model Lessons. The videos provide commentary and instruction in Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension at both the elementary and secondary levels. The goal of this project is to provide opportunities to observe teachers as they model reading instruction and incorporate instructional practices that will prepare students to become proficient readers.
The Reading Model Lessons may be accessed at http://rmls.florida-ese.org
The Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN) is a web-based data management system for recording and reporting student data from the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener-Work Sampling System (FLKRS-WSS) and the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading aligned to Florida Standards (FAIR-FS) for grades 3-12. Public and private schools utilize PMRN to monitor students' progress in reading. To access the PMRN, choose the appropriate link below.
Florida Statutes and State Board Rules that Provide Authority for Just Read, Florida!
1011.62, Florida Statutes
- State Board Rule 6A-6.053 K-12 Comprehensive Research-Based Reading Plan (PDF) Amended 2-17-15
- State Board Rule 6A-4.0163 Reading Endorsement Competencies Amended 10-25-11
- 1008.25, Florida Statutes