Effective Reading Instruction for English Learners

English learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing K-12 student population in the United States. Reading Plus provides the personalized intervention and instruction English learners needed to support their literacy skill acquisition.

Alignment with Principles to Support English Learners

Reading Plus is a WIDA-certified resource that aligns with TESOL’s “Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners” and provides key features that support ELs, including:

  • Texts that match English learners’ proficiency levels
  • Following state and national standards for language development
  • Scaffolding supports to aid student progress
  • Motivation for reading

How Reading Plus Supports English Learners

Reading Plus provides English learners with adaptive, personalized learning and teacher-directed differentiated instruction to support reading development.

Instructional and practice activities in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing to support literacy skill acquisition
Builds and strengthens skills needed for fluency using patented Guided Window scaffold
Continuous data collection to identify skill support needs and customize instructional scaffolds
Tools for direct instruction and differentiation at class, small group, and individual levels

Providing Equity for All Students with Diverse Content Library

The Reading Plus program contains an extensive library of engaging informational and literary selections that maintains the highest standards of quality, integrity, and diversity, and respects and reflects the experiences and cultures of all students, with special care for students whose backgrounds have historically been underrepresented.