Subd. 2. Teacher. "Teacher" means a classroom teacher or other similar professional employee required to hold a license from the Board of Teaching.
Subd. 3. Board. "Board" means the Board of Teaching.
Subd. 4. Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction. "Comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction" includes instruction and practice in phonemic awareness, phonics and other word-recognition skills, and guided oral reading for beginning readers, as well as extensive silent reading, vocabulary instruction, instruction in comprehension, and instruction that fosters understanding and higher-order thinking for readers of all ages and proficiency levels.