The new Reading Plus is the only Common Core aligned reading intervention that prepares students to engage with complex text by developing all three dimensions of successful readers: capacity, efficiency, and motivation. Developed in partnership with leading reading researchers, the personalized and dynamically adjusting program is proven to increase reading achievement for students in grades 3 and beyond.
Students begin Reading Plus with a comprehensive assessment that provides a complete picture of each student’s motivation, reading efficiency, and capacity. Using the data gathered, the program determines the student’s initial placement within the various components and creates an individualized and responsive instructional path with personalized goals for each student. Multiple forms of the assessment, administered throughout the year, provide accurate and dependable benchmarks to measure student progress over time and assist teachers in making data-driven instructional decisions.
The motivational framework of the new 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.
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. Students build independent reading skills and confidence that prepare them for high-stakes tests, academic success, and challenges beyond secondary school.
Reading Plus provides an extensive library of engaging, cross-curricular informational and literary selections that adhere to grade-appropriate Lexile® metrics, and provide grade-appropriate levels of vocabulary complexity, sentence length, and word count. These rigorous controls ensure students encounter ever-increasing levels of text complexity. As a student demonstrates mastery in Reading Plus, the selections presented will have richer academic vocabulary, increasing word counts, and deeper examinations of topics and themes. For students who require support, the program provides personalized scaffolds that develop the capacity needed to read and comprehend complex texts.
Reading Plus provides educators and administrators with access to an extensive management and reporting system to track student use and progress within all of the program’s components at the district, site, class, and individual student level. Customizable reporting options allow administrators and teachers to isolate and/or combine measures of various sub-populations to facilitate ongoing reviews of implementation fidelity and student achievement.