Iowa passed a state law in 2012 designed to provide resources to improve literacy programs and boost the number of students who read at grade level by third grade.

Making sure parents or guardians are notified when their children need help and providing resources that families can use at home also are part of the legislation.

The State of Iowa’s website provides links to resources from Iowa Reading Resource Center.

IRRC also provides literacy resources for teachers and families, such as activities based on your child’s grade level or reading skill.

For more information, read the full letter from Director of Iowa Department of Education Brad Buck.