Get an edge with the reading program that has been proven more effective than any other one for middle school. The Reading Edge targets the needs of adolescent learners through systematic reading instruction at each student’s instructional level. Students develop the skills and strategies to be successful in rigorous subject-area classes, so they can make a smooth transition into high school courses.

The Reading Edge includes:

  • Lessons that foster creative thinking, problem-solving and innovation.
  • Routines, rubrics and structures to guide powerful discussion and teamwork.
  • Research units that prepare students for the application of learning.
  • Instruction to expand writing skills.
  • Integration of social-emotional instruction.
  • Professional development for teachers, including online resources.
  • Interactive whiteboard compatibility.
  • Online data tools and analysis.
  • Alignment with 21st century standards.

The goal of the Reading Edge is to prepare students for the rigorous demands of high school content-area reading and writing and to teach students to clearly express and support their ideas with logical and relevant details. As a comprehensive curriculum, it provides a collection of powerful instructional processes that engage students in their reading skills and encourage cognitive elaboration.

Rich, active, upfront training prepares teachers to begin implementing their program:

  • Two on-site training days are scheduled for teachers, assistants and administrators.
  • Training outlines program objectives and prepares staff to begin implementation.

Goal-Focused Achievement Planning – As the school year begins, school/district leaders and your coach will develop specific instructional goals and outcomes. Each school receives:

  • Quarterly monitoring of progress toward schoolwide goals.
  • Periodic sessions to examine data with leadership and staff to establish targets and interventions for the next quarter.

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