Literacy By 3 is HISD’s movement to turn around and end the literacy crisis in Houston — not a mere initiative or program. Its mission is to have every child reading and writing with fluency by the end of Grade 3 — but Literacy By 3 will reach our students at every level who are struggling with reading mastery.
Literacy By 3 won’t be achieved solely by teachers in our classrooms, but will engage families and will depend on community involvement through our Read Houston Read volunteer program. All of us must become literacy leaders. The future of our children, our city, and our quality of life will be determined by this movement’s success.