User Experience | STUDENTS

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Students Take an Active Part in Their Success

When students begin working in Reading Plus, their experience with reading changes almost immediately. By placing students in the driver’s seat, Reading Plus motivates all students to take an active part in their success. Through personalized practice and adaptive instruction, students gain independence in the classroom as they explore content that motivates them.

Student Choice, Control, and Accountability

The Reading Plus experience is personalized to each student’s interests and academic strengths—and builds cross-curricular content area knowledge.

At the heart of the program is SeeReader®, an intelligent e-reader and content library that presents increasingly complex texts that match a student's reading level and interests. The text may be presented in either the guided or independent format, providing scaffolds to improve mental focus and visual efficiency. After reading a selection, students answer ten thoughtful, skill-aligned comprehension questions.

The Reading Plus program also includes visual-perceptual skill building and vocabulary development components. iBalance develops foundational visual-perceptual skills that pave the way for fluency, automaticity, and efficiency in silent reading. ReadAround trains a list of essential vocabulary words that students will encounter across multiple curriculum areas.

Students take control and maintain accountability as they see their progress and goals at a glance
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Student Lesson Selection
In the SeeReader® activity, students self-select texts from eight high-interest categories. .
Vocabulary Instruction
In the ReadAround activity, students build knowledge and mastery of general academic vocabulary.
Students make connections between what they liked and what they learned.

Motivate Students with Engaging, Relevant Content

Each selection in the extensive SeeReader® library has been specifically crafted to support your students' journey toward self-discovery.
  • Engaging student-suggested topics not only reinforce classroom ELA learning objectives, but also provide "mirrors and windows" that allow students to relate to shared experiences and discover the world around them.
  • Critical grade-appropriate academic vocabulary is seamlessly incorporated into every text, providing students with the extensive practice they need to master the words they need to know to deeply understand complex texts.
  • Leveled, age-appropriate texts provide students with choice, flexibility, and the opportunity to engage with literature that interests them and keeps them motivated.
  • Students’ cross-disciplinary experience includes science, social studies, literature, culture, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
  • Reading Plus texts are measured for text complexity using a research-based approach that emphasizes vocabulary, not sentence length, as the driving factor in text leveling.
Collage of images (a boys face, a honeybee, astronaut, band of musicians, and a girl with her grandmother) showing the variety of engaging and relevant content.