Developed by award-winning education authors and literacy experts, REWARDS is a series of short-term reading and writing intervention materials specifically designed for struggling learners in grades 4–12. The series includes REWARDS Intermediate, REWARDS Secondary, REWARDS Plus, where strategies are applied to social studies and science, and REWARDS Writing, which helps students refine and sharpen their writing skills.


The REWARDS family of reading and writing intervention materials is specifically designed
for adolescent struggling learners in grades 4–12, with every instructional activity
backed by sound research foundation and evidence to support its effectiveness.

REWARDS Intermediate Research    REWARDS Secondary Research

Why REWARDS Intermediate and Secondary?

  • Increase student fluency, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension skills
  • Increase student success in content-area classes, especially where advanced reading skills are needed to understand concepts and context
  • Provide students practice with the types of questions asked on state tests
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  • Effectively help all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or those who have simply fallen behind
  • Explicit and systematic support for teachers
  • ESSA evidence level: Strong 




What I Love about REWARDS

Katie Benning, Master Reading Teacher, talks about why REWARDS works in her classroom at Jerry Zucker Middle School in North Charleston, SC, and how her students vastly improved capacity for breaking down multisyllabic words and words they don’t know.

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Validated by independent research, REWARDS is a powerful suite of short-term interventions that yields long-term results. Key features include:

  • Decoding multisyllabic words
  • Identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes
  • Increasing word and passage fluency
  • Building academic vocabulary
  • Deepening comprehension
  • Building self-confidence in reading
  • Rapid-paced, engaging, and explicit instruction for teachers
  • Constant teacher-student interaction
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