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Such a comprehensive program can serve as a school reading intervention curriculum for K5. Reading Mastery Signature Edition uses explicit instruction, modeling, guided practice, and independent practice to help students meet the rigorous Common Core standards in vocabulary, writing, and comprehension.

Year: 
2013

Designed for iPads, iPod Touches, and MP3 players, the TeacherMate program allows teachers to control all aspects of beginning reading instruction through games and interactive audiobooks. Teachers can customize each student’s learning plan and follow each student’s progress. They can also control the mobile devices when teaching in small groups.

Reader Testimony: 

“TeacherMate assists my teachers with literacy work stations and facilitates our literacy block. Kids enjoy the engaging activities and teachers love the ability to access data and students’ reading recordings. Teachers also like that they can customize learning for each student.”

—Barbara Adderley, instructional superintendent, District of Columbia Public Schools

Year: 
2013

The RAZ Kids online program consists of animated books and interactive quizzes. Students can listen to books or read aloud, with vocabulary and pronunciation support. Teachers can limit students to appropriate reading levels and specific books, and also track progress.

Year: 
2013

A personalized literacy environment, myON Reader engages students at all reading levels with its library of more than 2,000 enhanced digital books. Books are recommended to students based on individual interests and reading level using the Lexile Framework for Reading. myON Reader measures time spent reading, number of books read, and reading growth.

Year: 
2013

This reading curriculum tool for students in pre-K through grade 5 provides systematic and personalized learning in six areas of reading instruction. Designed to meet the Common Core and rigorous state standards, Core5 predicts students’ year-end performance and gives teachers data-driven action plans.

Year: 
2013

These programs from Funnix include online resources, DVDs, lesson plans, and print materials. Funnix Math is designed for preschool or kindergarten children who don’t know math or lack counting skills. Funnix Reading helps non-readers reach a beginning third-grade level.

Year: 
2013

This computer-based learning system uses animations and characters to engage struggling students’ interest in reading. With programs for pre-K through 12, IStation teaches vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Teachers also have access to hundreds of resources, such as on-demand assessments and lesson plans.

Year: 
2013

Two kindergarten classes are speaking Spanish throughout most of their days in a successful opt-in, dual-language program in the Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) School District.

Joseph Lopez, El Paso ISD’s associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction, talks with the district’s Texas Literacy Initiative administrators. The program has been implemented in 39 of El Paso’s 94 schools to promote better reading and writing skills.

With more than 30 years of education experience, Joseph Lopez brought grant money and state funding to help grow student achievement.

Starting this April, 1,500 eighth graders across nine middle schools in the Ouachita Parish School System in Monroe, La., will learn the keys of character building and life skills through a new pilot program based on a fantasy fiction novel.

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