- State College Area School District
An Introduction to READ 180
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: Students are automatically placed in the software according to their Lexile score. The level is adjusted by the teacher as a student makes progress. There are four levels, level 4 being closest to grade level.
- Level 1: 400-600 Lexile
- Level 2: 600-800 Lexile
- Level 3: 800-1000 Lexile
- Level 4: 1000 Lexile and above
- 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, sequence 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 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 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
- 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
- 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 test with audio support. eReads are short nonfiction articles that relate to their Topic Software.
- Independent reading: Students select titles from READ 180 paperbacks which are high-interest and age-appropriate. By reading text at their level, the student builds comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency.