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Built for the Common Core, this program combines valid and reliable student growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. For reading and mathematics classes, i-Ready pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and its ongoing progress monitoring reveals if students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.

Year: 
2014

Instructors can use this assessment-driven literacy curriculum to teach a whole class, small groups or individual students. Aligned to the Common Core, Benchmark Literacy includes lessons and hands-on tools that provide systematic English-language instruction.

Year: 
2014

This reading curriculum adjusts to the needs of each student and builds the foundation necessary for sustained reading success. Students are assessed and placed into the small group that matches their skill levels. Ongoing assessment and progress monitoring inform instruction. Daily instruction in phonics, vocabulary and comprehension builds the foundation that is necessary for students to become lifelong readers.

Year: 
2014

The Read 180 intervention program is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12 and beyond. Designed for any student reading two or more years below grade level, READ 180 leverages adaptive technology to individualize instruction for students.

Year: 
2014

Administrators and teachers at Deer Park Middle School in the Deer Park (Wash.) School District have been challenged in the past by the school’s multiple feeder elementary schools. “We have a lot of students coming from these very small schools with a low level of reading proficiency,” says Cassandra Kauppi, the learning assistance program teacher at Deer Park Middle School. Many were scoring below grade level on both state and district assessments. “Our school needed to find a solution to address that,” Kauppi says.

This curriculum package helps elementary school educators create language arts lessons focused on enhancing students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. With the StoryStarter software, educators can create rich language arts lessons that also inspire teamwork, critical thinking, and creativity.

Year: 
2013

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.

Currently, the way most schools think about reading restricts students to the time and space of borrowing one or two books from a school library or classroom collection at a time. However, to improve reading skills, it is helpful to break down those physical barriers. With its extensive digital library, myON Reader from Capstone Digital provides children and community members with a wealth of books that can be accessed anywhere.

With a vast number of new software and Web-based reading programs on the market, students of all ages and abilities can target specific reading skills, such as comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness and vocabulary. In addition, access has changed greatly over the last couple of years. Students no longer need to be in a computer lab to use Web-based programs; they can use laptops or tablets as part of a one-to-one computing program or their own devices if their school has a bring-your-own-device policy.

Springfield (Pa.) Literacy Center, sustainable schools

Imagine a school with classrooms on only one side of the building, windows that look out onto picturesque landscape, a path outside that features the ABCs, and a forest area with a tree house where a classroom of kids can read. The Springfield Literacy Center is that place, and 600 kindergartners and first-graders in the Springfield (Pa.) School District gather for school there every day.

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