Voyager Sopris Learning launches new edition of powerful reading intervention program
Oct 05, 2016
“This is a powerful and immediate intervention program that provides long-term results,” said
With a focus on close reading of content area informational text, critical thinking, extended response items, and academic vocabulary in the content areas, REWARDS Plus: Social Studies offers an impactful and affordable solution that supports any core curriculum.
The program, Elliott said, is designed to be administered as a full-semester, 15-week course with 50- to 60-minute lessons delivered daily. Lessons build upon each other and assessment is interwoven to ensure mastery. Moreover, he said, the programs are easy for teachers to deliver, and offer districts and schools with flexible implementation options.
“We once believed struggling readers could not improve their literacy skills after fifth grade. Of course, this is not true,” said literacy expert Dr.
The program also:
- features a research-based and research-validated approach to deepen comprehension of content-area texts;
- builds on students’ progressive mastery of word-attack strategies (from earlier versions of REWARDS) and engages them in applying the strategies to authentic content-area texts; and
- helps students successfully transfer skills in fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking from ELA settings to content-area settings.
In addition to Dr. Archer, program authors are Dr.
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