If you didn't get a chance to hear Marie Rippel's webinar on How to Make sure Your Child is Not Among the 34% That Struggle With Reading (hosted by TOS), check it out. She had amazing research and information to share. The US Department of Education reports that 66% of children are below proficiency in reading by 8th grade. Staggering. She shared 5 essential research-based qualities that a reading program should include, and more. I think you'll find this one well worth your time.