Imagine if your child’s Early Childhood teacher couldn’t read, and you didn’t know it? How would you feel and what would you do? I was working at an in-home daycare center, and a teacher was asked to read a book to the students; it was part of the interviewing process. She said, “I’ll try, but I’m not sure I can.” I was shocked! I don’t know if the person got the position, I resigned right after the interview.
Honestly, I can’t see this happening too much, since anyone that graduates from high school must take an assessment test in Reading, Math and Language. But I don’t think that it’s anything wrong with testing teachers in reading before they get their certification, this was something that was suggested by the Houston Federation of Teachers”
Whether you have problems with reading or not, I think that a good rule of thumb, would be to pre-read your books before presenting them to your class.