Strategies to Access Grade-Level Text

Grades: 4–6 (Intermediate), 6–12 (Secondary)

REWARDS: Intermediate and Secondary

REWARDS is offered at both the intermediate and secondary levels. They focus on decoding multisyllabic words, identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes, increasing word and passage reading fluency, building academic vocabulary, and deepening comprehension along with building confidence.

Numerous studies have validated its effectiveness. REWARDS is proven to:

  • Improve students’ abilities to decode long, multisyllabic words
  • Yield significant increase in fluency
  • Be effective with all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or students who have simply fallen behind
  • Be successfully implemented by a wide variety of educators—teachers, paraprofessionals, tutors, and volunteers
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The REWARDS suite is specifically designed for adolescents with every instructional activity backed by a sound research foundation and evidence to support its effectiveness.

 REWARDS Intermediate Research

 REWARDS Secondary Research

The REWARDS Difference

Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

In the recent webinar presented by renowned reading expert Dr. Anita Archer, Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us, she discussed her IES Practice Guide-aligned reading intervention designed for older struggling readers.

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Brochure: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

Brochure: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

REWARDS is the only reading intervention on the market perfectly aligned to recently released national recommendations for teachers to deliver evidence-based interventions that meet the needs of their students. Read more in our brochure.

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REWARDS and the Science of Reading

The language comprehension factor in overall reading achievement becomes more and more important from fourth grade onward. At this age, reading and language arts instruction must include deliberate, systematic, and explicit teaching of word recognition as well as develop students’ subject-matter knowledge, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, and familiarity with language in written texts. The body of research called the science of reading has much to offer these older students who lack foundational reading skills.

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Training and Support Services

We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both. Our Customer Success Managers can work with your district to craft a customized plan to meet your district’s specific needs.

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