READ 180 Universal

READ 180 Universal is an intensive reading intervention program that is proven to meet the needs of struggling readers. The program directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction, adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills."

Read 180 emphasizes these key skills:
   Phonemic Awareness
   Phonics
   Fluency
   Vocabulary
   Spelling
   Comprehension
   Writing
   Listening, Speaking and Viewing
 
 Program Components:
   Software for instructional reading: Provides individualized instruction that addresses students' unique reading weaknesses.
 
Teacher-Directed Instruction:
   READ 180 materials provide explicit instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study and writing strategies.
 
Audiobooks for Modeled Reading:
   Offers struggling readers the opportunity to strengthen reading skills and habits while enjoying authentic grade level literature.
 
Paperback for Independent Reading:
   These leveled books are age appropriate, high-interest books, which allow students to read confidently according to their own abilities.
 
Writing:
   Exercises in the writing and grammar section of the book offer students with ample opportunities to develop their writing and grammar skills. Assignments focus on short writing pieces with plenty of scaffolding in the form of models, prewriting organizers, and skills support.
 
By working together students, teachers, parents and the READ 180 program can break the cycle of failure and allow struggling readers to experience and achieve success.