The REWARDS® family is a powerful research-based, short-term, and specialized program for adolescent students in grades 4–12 who struggle reading long, multisyllabic words and comprehending content-area text. With explicit, systemic, teacher-led instruction, this intervention gives students new skills to unlock grade-level content-area text.Download Overview
REWARDS is Remote Ready with:
Online Books ● Digital Unit Resources ● Lesson Displays ● Digital Charts and Posters ● Teacher Resources ● Alternative Practice Activities ● Online Screenings and Test ● Whiteboard Technology Lessons ● Professional Learning Videos ● Remote Student Engagement Ideas
Dr. Anita Archer is an educational consultant, focusing on explicit instruction, instructional design and delivery, classroom management, and literacy instruction. She is an award-winning educator, nationally known for professional development activities.
Dr. Mary Gleason is an educational consultant focusing on implementation of literacy curriculum and instruction. Having taught in general and special education classrooms, she is now a professor at the University of Oregon. Previously, she was director of training for the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI).
Dr. Vicky Vachon is an educational consultant in the United States, Australia, and Canada. Having been a classroom teacher, she is now part of a multidisciplinary assessment team at the Child Development Clinic's Hospital for Sick Children. Previously, she was a project director for the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI).
Grades: 4–6 (Intermediate), 6–12 (Secondary)
REWARDS is offered at both the Intermediate and Secondary levels, and the focus of both is 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:
REWARDS® Plus builds on the support offered to upper-grade readers by expanding on their newfound literacy decoding skills within a particular content area. A student who has previously encountered REWARDS (Intermediate or Secondary) now has increased fluency and familiarity with the process of deciphering known elements in unknown multisyllabic vocabulary. REWARDS Plus expands on that skill set by applying it to intriguing, authentic, content-specific text, and infographics.
REWARDS® Writing is a research-based writing program for intermediate and secondary students and focuses on instruction and practice in three key areas of writing: