SAReads is a project of Literacy San Antonio, Inc. to successfully teach children to read by empowering teachers in high-poverty schools to use science-based reading instruction (SBRI).
Literacy San Antonio is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that excels at building partnerships to unite school administrators, parents, teachers, future teachers, university faculty, and the community in order to help students learn to read.
Literacy San Antonio, Inc. evaluates reading outcomes using data provided by the school district (IStation and STAAR), the same data used by school administrators and the State of Texas.
Science-Based Reading Instruction
Science-based reading instruction (SBRI), the only proven method of instruction to teach all children to read, is organized around the five components of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency, and is aligned with how the brain processes oral and written language. SBRI is direct, explicit and systematic and, therefore, requires teachers possess specialized disciplinary knowledge. SBRI accounts for the complex cognitive processes at work when children learn to read.