• Resources:

    For Students: Click here to access the student System 44 (software) login.

    For Families: Click here to access the System 44 family portal.

    For assignments, announcements, and grades, check your Canvas page (available Spring 2021).

  • Course Description:

    This course implements an intensive reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students who require additional assistance with reading comprehension. This program directly addresses individual needs through teacher-directed lessons, adaptive software, and age-appropriate nonfiction and fiction texts, and data-driven differentiation.

    Instructional Model: This program includes four main components: Whole Group, Small Group, Instructional Software, Modeled and Independent Reading.  

    Whole Group Instruction:
    Students are instructed as an entire class.  Whole-Group instruction builds reading, vocabulary, writing and oral language skills through teacher-led lessons.
    Small Group Instruction:
    Students continue with the skill focus and receive individualized attention.
    • view Anchor Videos to build background knowledge

    • read aloud rBook passage to model accuracy, fluency, and expression

    • students perform repeated readings to build fluency and comprehension

    • explicit instruction in academic vocabulary words

    • scaffolded practice with multi-paragraph writing

    • differentiation of lessons at various checkpoints

    Instructional Software (System 44):

    RStudents are automatically placed in the software according to their Lexile score. There are four levels:

    Level 1:  0-400 Lexile

    Level 2:  401-600 Lexile

    Level 3:  601-800 Lexile

    Level 4:  801 Lexile and above 

    Reading Zone
    • video previewing the current topic

    • reading passages: nonfiction, content-area text that helps to build fluency and familiarity with text they will see in other subject areas

    • targeted spelling patterns, high-frequency words, and content vocabulary

    • comprehension questions: main idea, summarize, the sequence of events, read for detail, draw conclusions, make inferences, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem/solution

    • vocabulary questions: assesses the words that were highlighted in the passage

    Word Zone

    • word assessment identifies words from the passage that the student is able to read with automaticity and words that need further study

    • word clinic presents words from the assessment activity and offers decoding tips and highlight common phonemic elements

    Spelling Zone

    • spelling assessment words are taken from the leveled passage in the current segment

    • the software looks for a small instructional set of study words

    • offers immediate and corrective feedback

    • spelling tip models how to identify the important parts of words, ie blends, common phonograms

    • proofreading activity helps the student transfer spelling skills to writing activities 

    Success Zone

    • after demonstrating mastery of all study words and correctly answering fifteen questions in the Reading Zone

    • discrepancy passage:  student reads 2-3 passages and selects the one that is factually correct

    • context passage:  student fills in the blanks within the displayed passages which helps develop comprehension

    • final recording assesses fluency

    Writing Zone

    • Respond and Write prompt: models how to use the student’s point of view to generate a topic sentence then it presents two support sentence frames and a conclusion sentence frame

    • common words are identified and suggestions are presented to the student in order for them to replace with a precise word

    • prompted to self-check and revise

    • student makes a recording of the piece and listens prior to submission

    Independent Reading

    • Modeled reading: Audiobooks allow students to access grade-level texts with audio support.  eReads are short nonfiction articles that relate to their Topic Software.

    • Independent reading: Students select titles from System 44 paperbacks which are high-interest and age-appropriate. By reading an informational text at his/her independent level, the student builds comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.


Last Modified on August 29, 2020