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Middle School Students Learn and Use Strategies for Breaking Down Multisyllabic Words

Icicle River Middle School, Leavenworth, Washington

REWARDS Success Story

Teacher Anita Gildersleeve talks about how her intervention students come to sixth grade struggling with isolating vowel sounds and word parts, which holds them back from reading fluently. As a staff, Icicle River Middle School decided to begin implementing an intervention system that includes REWARDS® (Reading Excellence: Word Attack and Rate Development Strategies) short-term intervention.

Watch the video to hear the whole story. (5:09)


Location: ​Leavenworth, ​Washington
Grade Level: Middle School
Subject: Literacy

At the end of last year and the beginning of this year, my reading level was lower, so I couldn’t get any of the older books that were in the right grade. But now I can, and they don’t have to warn me that I’m getting one that’s going to be hard.
Sixth Grade Student
Icicle River Middle School, Leavenworth, Washington

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