Monday and Tuesday, teachers and coaches attended the first Reading First training. There was a ton of information provided to us to get us started. Reading First is a statewide program that focuses on SBRR(Scientifically Based Reading Research) and SBRI(Scientifically Based Reading Instruction). We must focus on direct, elicit reading instruction. Fortunately most of us have already used Harcourt for a couple of years, so we will probably be ahead of the pack this year.