Services for K-12 Students
Based on your child's needs, the Reading Specialist will choose from the following research based programs to incorporate into the tutoring session.
Unique Reader: Assessment Driven Differentiated Instruction:
Unique Reader uses a multi-sensory, instructional approach and follows a tutorial, reinforcement and graded review format. Students are placed into four reading sub-skill tracks-sight words, phonics, vocabulary, and reading comprehension-at their appropriate levels. This program uses computer assisted technology.
Read Naturally offers struggling readers a safe, structured, and highly motivating opportunity to engage in reading fluency practice. The key to its success lies in its basis in three powerful, research-based strategies for improving fluency: teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring. This program uses computer assisted technology.
A proven research based decoding program specifically geared towards intermediate students who need explicit instruction in reading multi-syllabic words.
Designed specifically for struggling learners—English language learners (ELLs) and students in special education or general education—LANGUAGE! leads to improved reading comprehension and written expression.
LeapFrog SchoolHouse Reading:
Students use a Leap Pad Personal Learning Tool to read an interactive book while being monitored by the tutor.
SRA: Reading Mastery
The program helps young learners become better readers, learn to read faster and develop effective strategies for understanding. It is phonemically explicit, intensive in its approach for teaching beginning reading, and has proven to be superior in research studies that measure outcomes with at-risk children.
SRA: Corrective Reading
Corrective Reading provides intensive intervention for students in Grades 3-Adult who are reading below grade level. This program delivers tightly sequenced, carefully planned lessons that give struggling students the structure and practice necessary to become skilled, fluent readers and better learners. Four levels for decoding plus four for comprehension address the varied reading deficits and skill levels found among older students.
Phonics for Reading:
This program uses direct instruction in phonics for grades 1–3 but is also appropriate for remedial students in higher grades. It focuses on word-recognition instruction, story reading, spelling instruction, and independent activities.
Lips: Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program
This program develops phonemic awareness-the ability to identify individual sounds and their order within words- to improve reading, spelling, and speech. It uses a student’s sensory systems to help them self correct errors in reading and spelling.
This program by Nanci Bell focuses on teaching a student how to use their visual memory to image letters, syllables, and words and in turn improve their reading fluency, comprehension, and spelling.
Soliloquy Reading Assistant:
By combining speech recognition technology with reading science students become confident readers and strengthen their reading fluency. Vocabulary and comprehension are supported with an interactive format. Spanish vocabulary is provided as support while reading if necessary.
Phonics for Reading:
This systematic phonics program sequentially teaches single and multisyllable words and is specifically designed for older learners who need intervention in reading.
Timed Readings: Jamestown Publishing
Short Passages that include comprehension questions that promote fluency and give opportunities for one-on-one interaction during tutoring sessions with intermediate to advanced students are used to instruct and monitor progress.