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What is TimeWarp Plus?

TimeWarp® Plus is a K–9 summer reading intervention system for struggling readers that dramatically accelerates their reading skills. The program promotes results-driven, hands-on learning with high-interest, academically rigorous content to motivate all students to learn and improve their reading skills and strategies.


Preventing Summer Learning Loss

Structured around fun and educational adventure-based themes, the TimeWarp Plus lessons motivate readers at every grade level. Teachers and students enjoy the refreshing format and attendance increases with reading proficiency. Prevent summer learning loss with TimeWarp Plus!


Targeted Word Study activity books, with explicit lessons in the five essential components of reading


Offers three to four hours of daily academic learning for three to six weeks, totaling as many as 80 hours of instruction


Includes additional language arts strands of writing, spelling, listening, and speaking


Reading Connected Text Assessment using Vital Indicators of Progress® (VIP), which are equivalent to Acadience® Reading K–6


Minimizes teacher preparation time through carefully crafted lessons


ESSA evidence level: Demonstrates a Rationale:  Download ESSA Data


Why TimeWarp Plus?

Making the most of summer hours to improve student reading performance, TimeWarp Plus delivers:

  • Instruction in the five essential components of reading
  • Flexible class-size ratio and implementation models
  • Increased attendance in summer school
  • Carefully crafted lessons that minimize teacher preparation time
  • Integrated online data-management system—VPORT®
  • Comprehensive teacher training and support

Who Benefits from TimeWarp Plus?

TimeWarp Plus benefits any student in grades K–9 who may be at risk of experiencing summer learning loss. However, it is especially beneficial for those students who did not meet proficiency standards on the state’s high-stakes tests. TimeWarp Plus helps them become proficient so they can be promoted in the fall.

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss with Hands-on Reading Instruction

Grounded in a decade of validated research to prevent and reverse summer reading loss, TimeWarp Plus takes students to exotic worlds in adventure-based lessons. In a national study, students sampled from seven school districts made gains of five to nine months during the summer program. A similar study of more than 14,000 students across nine districts showed equally dramatic results.

 Research Foundations and Designs

Campbell Union School District, CA Grade-Level Results

Two hundred seventy-one students in Campbell Union School District participated in TimeWarp Plus during summer 2006. As a group, they significantly increased their fluency rates—measured in weekly words per minute (WPM) gain.

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Escondido Union School District, CA Grade-Level Results

During summer 2006, 469 students in grades 6-8 in Escondido Union School District significantly increased their performance on the program’s Pre-Test and Post-Test measures and increased their fluency rates with TimeWarp Plus.

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