Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Houghton Mifflin Reading: The Nation's Choice.
A program that delivers:
Evidence of effectiveness, based on scientific research
Powerful, comprehensive instruction in the five strands of reading
Assessment that diagnoses needs, informs instruction, and documents results
Resources that meet the needs of all students
Management tools that make teaching and planning easy

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.

Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself
Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself teaches a foundation for good reading, spelling and vocabulary development through a systematic, intensive phonics approach in which students are taught the 42 sounds of the alphabet, 5 phonetic skills and a 2-step skill for decoding multi-syllable words. Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself accomplishes the primary goal of phonics instruction: learning to recognize words rapidly and automatically, but Discover Intensive Phonics goes beyond phonics! It is much more than just letter sound relations – rather, through direct, multi-sensory instruction students complete word structure. Discover Intensive Phonics is a scientifically based program incorporating phonemic awareness, decoding and encoding (spelling) skills, blending and fluency, vocabulary development and language arts. Through the use of a unique marking system, the program provides a working knowledge of likely and unlikely sequences of letters and the ability to easily break words into syllables.

Accelerated Reader - Reading Renaissance
Accelerated Reader can do even more to help accelerate reading growth for students, from emergent readers to college prep. Helps kids get excited about books. Accelerated Reader (AR®) helps students focus attention on careful reading of books, which improves students’ critical-thinking skills and builds the intrinsic love of reading.

STAR Reading
STAR Reading helps to determine the reading level of each student, measure individual and class growth, and forecast results on standardized tests. Students can complete the computer-adaptive assessment in less than 10 minutes, and you get accurate, reliable, norm-referenced scores immediately!

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