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READ 180 Classroom

A Classroom Designed for Engagement

When students enter the READ 180 classroom, they should immediately see that something is different. There is a section for the whole class to sit together, or in a small group for instruction with their teacher. There is a section with computers, where students will work on the READ 180 Software. And finally students will also notice a library area with a comfortable place to sit and read silently.

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Whole-Group Instruction

Teachers teach daily lessons on the whiteboard.

Small-Group Instruction

Teachers focus on skills and strategies and build relationships with students.

Technology Station

Students work independently in the READ 180 Software.

Independent Reading Station

A comfortable spot in the room where students read books, audiobooks and eReads.

READ 180 Instructional Model

A proven model for instruction

A READ 180 session begins with the whole class working together with the teacher. Then, the class breaks up into small groups. Each group takes a turn reading independently, working independently on computers and working together in teacher-led small groups. At the end of the session, the whole class comes together again, with the teacher, to wrap up the day.

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Whole-Group Instruction

The teacher works with the whole class on reading skills and strategies, vocabulary, writing, and grammar.

Instructional Software

Students work independently on computers. The software adapts to each student’s level and needs, as it gives students practice in reading, spelling, vocabulary, and writing.

Small-Group Instruction

The teacher works closely with small groups of students to meet their individual needs. Small group work helps students build academic skills and build relationships with their teacher as she gets to know each student and his or her strengths and learning style.

Modeled and Independent Reading

Students go to a quiet, comfortable corner of the classroom and read silently from the high-interest books or online articles of their choice, written at their reading levels.

Whole Group Wrap-Up

At the end of each class period, the whole class comes together again with the teacher. Students have the opportunity to share what they have learned.

Classroom Sample Materials

Student and Teacher Materials

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Each READ 180 student receives an rBook for use during Whole Group and Small Group. The rBook is organized into nine high-interest Workshops—about one school year’s worth of content—with reading selections about topics such as wildfires, bullying, and Egyptian mummies. Every workshop also includes instruction and practice in reading comprehension strategies, academic vocabulary, and writing.

The rBook Teacher’s Edition acts as a roadmap for Whole- and Small-Group Instruction. A new, state-of-the-art Interactive Teaching System allows teachers to display rBook lessons on an interactive whiteboard and to link directly from the Teacher’s Edition pages to related resources.

eReads

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READ 180 eReads is an online reading component that students can use during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation or outside the classroom as homework.

Sixty leveled eReads are organized into 15 collections—covering subjects such as dinosaurs, the civil rights movement, and cooking—that line up with and extend the topics students work in during the Software rotation. Each collection includes four short, challenging nonfiction reading selections, along with interactive activities. Students can also select a read-aloud option to hear a model of fluent reading.

Students can access eReads from any computer with an Internet connection.

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Personalized Technology

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During the Topic Software rotation, students work independently in one of 15 software topics from five content areas: People & Cultures, Science & Math, History & Geography, Literature & the Arts, and Your World and Beyond.

Topics kick off with short, action-packed Anchor Videos designed to engage students’ interest, build their background knowledge, and help them form mental pictures of the subjects they’ll be reading about. High-interest subject matter includes sports, animal predators, robots, and much more.

After watching a video, students read short passages based on the video content. They then continue on to answer quiz questions, build vocabulary and spelling skills, and respond to writing prompts based on what they have watched and read. All the while, the software tracks their progress, reports data to their teacher, and customizes instruction to meet their needs.

Books / Audiobooks

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In addition to eReads, students can choose from among 60 paperback and 12 audiobook titles during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation.

Accessible paperback books—written at your child’s reading level—cover a wide range of high-interest nonfiction and fiction topics and genres—from sports and adventure to natural disasters and graphic classics to mysteries, weird wildlife, and more.

Students may also choose to listen to an audiobook as they follow along in the text. READ 180 Audiobooks allow struggling readers to access authentic grade-level literature with the help of an audio reading coach who models strategies for understanding complex texts and making sense of unfamiliar vocabulary words. Audiobooks also let students hear literature read fluently and with expression.

Student and Teacher Materials

Learn More

Each READ 180 student receives an rBook for use during Whole Group and Small Group. The rBook is organized into nine high-interest Workshops—about one school year’s worth of content—with reading selections about topics such as child labor, natural disasters, and extreme sports.

Every workshop also includes instruction and practice in reading comprehension strategies, academic vocabulary, and writing.

The rBook Teacher’s Edition acts as a roadmap for Whole- and Small-Group Instruction. A new, state-of-the-art Interactive Teaching System allows teachers to display rBook lessons on an interactive whiteboard and to link directly from the Teacher’s Edition pages to related resources.

eReads

Learn More

READ 180 eReads is an online reading component that students can use during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation or outside the classroom as homework.

Sixty leveled eReads are organized into 15 collections—covering subjects such as space travel, sports, and financial literacy—that line up with and extend the topics students work on during the Software rotation. Each collection includes four short, challenging nonfiction eReads—from a variety of nonfiction genres—along with interactive activities. Students can also select a read-aloud option to hear a model of fluent reading.

Students can access eReads from any computer with an Internet connection.

Download FAQ

Personalized Technology

(Sample Video) Learn More

During the Topic Software rotation, students work independently in one of 15 software topics from five content areas: People & Cultures, Science & Math, History & Geography, Literature & the Arts, and Your World and Beyond.

Topics kick off with short, action-packed Anchor Videos designed to engage students’ interest, build their background knowledge, and help them form mental pictures of the subjects they’ll be reading about. High-interest subject matter includes extreme sports, the justice system, wilderness survival, and much more.

After watching a video, students read short passages based on the video content. They then continue on to answer quiz questions, build vocabulary and spelling skills, and respond to writing prompts based on what they have watched and read. All the while, the software tracks their progress, reports data to their teacher, and customizes instruction to meet their needs.

Books / Audiobooks

Learn More

In addition to eReads, students can choose from among 60 paperback and 12 audiobook titles during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation.

Accessible paperback books—written at your child’s reading level—cover a wide range of high-interest nonfiction and fiction topics and genres—from sports and adventure to horror and graphic classics to technology, true teen stories, and more.

Students may also choose to listen to an audiobook as they follow along in the text. READ 180 Audiobooks allow struggling readers to access authentic grade-level literature, with the help of an audio reading coach who models strategies for understanding complex texts and making sense of unfamiliar vocabulary words. Audiobooks also let students hear literature read fluently and with expression.

Student and Teacher Materials

Learn More

Each READ 180 student receives an rBook for use during Whole Group and Small Group. The rBook is organized into nine high-interest Workshops—about one school year’s worth of content—with reading selections about topics such as financial literacy, brain science, and freedom of speech. Every workshop also includes instruction and practice in reading comprehension strategies, academic vocabulary, and writing.

The rBook Teacher’s Edition acts as a roadmap for Whole- and Small-Group Instruction. A new, state-of-the-art Interactive Teaching System allows teachers to display rBook lessons on an interactive whiteboard and to link directly from the Teacher’s Edition pages to related resources.

eReads

Learn More

READ 180 eReads is an online reading component that students can use during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation or outside the classroom, as homework.

Sixty leveled eReads are organized into 15 collections—covering subjects such as hurricanes, airport security, and the economy—that line up with and extend the topics students work on during the software rotation. Each collection includes four short, challenging nonfiction eReads—from a variety of nonfiction genres—along with interactive activities. Students can also select a read-aloud option to hear a model of fluent reading.

Students can access eReads from any computer with an Internet connection.

Download FAQ

Personalized Technology

(Sample Video) Learn More

During the Topic Software rotation, students work independently in one of 15 software topics from five content areas: People & Cultures, Science & Math, History & Geography, Literature & the Arts, and Your World and Beyond.

Topics kick off with short, action-packed Anchor Videos designed to engage students’ interest, build their background knowledge, and help them form mental pictures of the subjects they’ll be reading about. High-interest subject matter includes medical miracles, heroes who made a difference, show-stopping performers, unforgettable moments in history, and much more.

After watching a video, students read short passages based on the video content. They then continue on to answer quiz questions, build vocabulary and spelling skills, and respond to writing prompts based on what they have watched and read. All the while, the software tracks their progress, reports data to their teacher, and customizes instruction to meet their needs.

Books / Audiobooks

Learn More

In addition to eReads, students can choose from among 60 paperback and 12 audiobook titles during the Modeled and Independent Reading rotation.

Accessible paperback books—written at your teen’s reading level—cover a wide range of high-interest nonfiction and fiction topics and genres—from sports and adventure to horror and graphic classics to romance, true teen stories, and more.

Students may also choose to listen to an audiobook as they follow along in the text. READ 180 Audiobooks allow struggling readers to access authentic, grade-level literature, with the help of an audio reading coach who models strategies for understanding complex texts and making sense of unfamiliar vocabulary words. Audiobooks also let students hear literature read fluently and with expression.