Striving Readers

The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy grant is focused on advancing literacy skills for students from birth through Grade 12, including children living in poverty, English learners and children with disabilities.

Distribution of funds: States awarded will be announced in Fall 2017. States will then hold grant competitions among local education agencies. Fifteen percent of the funds will target birth to age five, forty percent will go toward elementary, and forty percent will focus on Grades 6-12.

How the funds can be used: Grantees will use funds to provide high-quality comprehensive literacy instruction programs that are supported by moderate evidence or strong evidence. These programs must also include professional development and interventions.

Find out more about Pearson solutions that meet Striving Reader grant requirements:


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Strategies to enhance motivation to read and write iLit® ELL

iLit 20

  African American, Caucasian, English learners, Free and Reduced Price Meals, Hispanic Whole class with mobile devices 40 minutes

20 minutes
Differentiated digital intervention linked to State standards SuccessMaker® K-8   African American, Caucasian, Free and Reduced Price Meals, Hispanic, Struggling students Individual, self-paced on any digital device 15-20 minutes
Age-appropriate, explicit, systematic instruction in fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension QuickReads®


  Free and Reduced Price Meals, Urban Small group with print materials 15-20 minutes