Welcome to READ180!
READ 180 is an
effective reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of
struggling readers. The program directly addresses individual needs
through adaptive and instructional software, high‐interest literature,
and direct instruction in reading skills. Read 180 supports and
motivates students as they progress toward becoming lifelong readers and
Read 180 emphasizes these key skills:
• Phonemic awareness
• Listening, Speaking, & Viewing
Program Components include:
* Software for Instructional Reading: Provides individualized instruction that addresses students' unique reading problems.
Teacher Directed Instruction: READ 180 materials provide explicit
instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary, word study, and
* Audiobooks for Modeled Reading: Offer
struggling readers the opportunity develop good reading skills and
habits while enjoying authentic grade‐level literature.
Paperbacks 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 & Grammar Strategies 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, pre-writing organizers, and skills support.
What is my child learning right now in READ180?
the first week of school, you child will be reviewing classroom
procedures, participating in class meetings to set year-long class goals
and will be learning to work with other students in their groups. For updated information and assignments, please click on my assignments calendar.
Homework: No homework will be assigned for READ 180 during the first week of school.
Students will typically have 1-2 homework assignments throughout the week. All homework for Read 180 is documented in student's agenda's. If students do not have homework, they will write "none". Please make sure that your child is showing you their agenda each night and that you are checking my assignments calendar for homework information.
Unit Objectives: Learning procedures, daily routines and getting to used to the READ 180 environment.
What are our READ 180 routines?
What are our classroom procedures?
What goals are we going to accomplish during the school year and how will we accomplish these goals?
What are (students) personal goals and what is my beginning of the year baseline data?
How can I help my child at home?
1. Read, read, read!
of the best ways to help your child at home is to encourage reading.
Students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per night, however
this time limit should be increased over time as reading demands become
more rigorous. One of the best ways to encourage reading is to find a
series or topic that interests your child. Study data supports that
students who read material that they are interested in will be more
successful and engaged. Secondly, make sure that your child is reading
at their independent reading level. Students need to read books that are
at their individual comprehension level so they can gain needed skills
to increase their overall reading fluency and comprehension. If you
would like information about what reading level your child is currently
reading at, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can send you information to take with you when selecting books.
2. Maintain contact.
we encourage our students to be independent in organizing and
completing assignments, maintaining contact with your child about what
assignments are due and letting them know that you are aware of their
progress is vital. Make sure that your child is checking in with you and
that you are aware of the assignments that they are responsible for
each week. Make sure that you
check grades often with your child and ask questions about what they
3. Ask questions.
you have questions or would like to know how your child is doing in
class, I am always available to discuss this progress with you. I post
assignments regularly on my website and am available by phone (623)
326-5284 or email email@example.com.