New PA state
standards require each child to participate in a wide range of reading. In
order to meet this new requirement, the Central Dauphin School District is
implementing the RAH RAH (Read at Home) plan to encourage and support home
reading. Numerous research studies have shown that students who read more are
will be challenged to reach weekly goals for home reading based on their grade
level. Please note that the goals are the minimum per grade, but students are
always encouraged to read beyond the recommendations.
2nd -3rd grade
4th -5th grade
looks like, but is not limited to:
reads to child
reads to parent
reads with siblings, friends, caregivers, etc.
materials can include but are not limited to:
books, magazines, reading anthology/Leveled Readers, Library Books, e Readers,
anything sent home by the teacher, etc.
note that social media does NOT count.
As a parent,
your role is to ensure that children are completing the RAH RAH monthly
calendar. Your child’s teacher will be
supporting you in encouraging students to reach their reading goal. If you feel your child’s goal needs to be
adjusted please contact his or her teacher. Goals may be adjusted based on your
your child’s teacher or with a reading specialist at your school if you have
any questions or concerns.