Texts that TEACH
Increasing READING CAPACITY
Reading Plus provide year-appropriate levels of content, vocabulary, sentence length, and word count,ensuring that students encounter ever-increasing levels of text complexity. As a student demonstrates mastery in Reading Plus, the selections presented will have richer academic vocabulary, higher word counts, and deeper examinations of topics and themes. For students who require support, the program provides personalised scaffolds that help students engage with challenging texts rather than avoid them.
Building COMPREHENSION CAPACITY
Integrated Comprehension tasks are presented in a variety of formats…. read more
Developing EFFICIENCY & STAMINA
Making Reading Productive
Reading Plus develops a student’s silent reading fluency, reading rate, and stamina that make reading comfortable and productive. The program provides essential structure to silent reading by scaffolding content, rate, repetition intensity, and lesson formats.
Scaffolds for Independence
Reading selections are presented in shorter segments until students demonstrate the stamina, attention and reading rate required to progress to more extended reading. Engagement Builders appear between text segments to provide additional scaffolding for students.
Our Guided Window changes the way students take in text while reading. The Guided Window gradually increases comprehension-based silent reading rates. As students develop and automate reading efficiency and fluency, they are able to focus efforts on comprehension and gaining knowledge, rather than on the process of reading. The Guided Window makes reading productive, which in turn makes it more enjoyable.
As students’ become more competent they are also
given Independent reading opportunities without the Guided Window.
The motivational framework of Reading Plus provides a pathway to increased levels of interest and confidence. Students are provided with frequent opportunities for success and recognition as they achieve ever-greater levels of mastery. Achieving successive performance milestones builds self-efficacy and ability, allowing students to enjoy reading while gaining insight and knowledge.
Topics they'll love....
Students self-select informational and literary texts from eight high-interest categories. Interest profiles help students make connections between their own interests and curriculum topics while igniting curiosity and expanding knowledge.
Choice & Control
Game mechanics provide incentive for even the most reluctant readers, while mastery goals provide all students with greater degrees of choice and control over their learning experiences.