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Reading Instruction

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Reading unlocks the door for all future learning and provides a lifetime of opportunities. Strong literacy skills are necessary for all, starting with the very youngest of learners and continuing into the lives of students after high school, including postsecondary education, immediate entry into the workforce, military service or other types of career development.

Sidney City Schools’ teachers use a structured literacy framework for instruction that includes explicitly teaching foundational skills while building background knowledge through reading and writing.

Reading Instruction + Dyslexia


Ohio’s dyslexia support laws define dyslexia as “a specific learning disorder that is neurological in origin and that is characterized by unexpected difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities not consistent with the person’s intelligence, motivation, and sensory capabilities, which difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language.”


Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee law identifies students from kindergarten through grade 3 who are behind in reading.