Early Literacy: Literacy Crosswalk
The following chart is intended to provide some specific information as to the similarities and differences that exist between Reading First, a voluntary prescriptive comprehensive reading design and Early Literacy, a state mandated comprehensive reading model as per Abbott Rules and Regulations. Reading Coaches are part of the Governor's Early Literacy Initiative. Their role is to support and assist non-Abbott, non-Reading First districts. Whenever the Early Literacy requirements are stricter, Abbott Reading First schools must comply.
NJ Reading First
Reading coordinator and literacy coaches are required.
Literacy coach (permitted expenditure).