REWARDS Plus is designed for struggling readers in middle and high school. The research-based strategies from REWARDS Intermediate and REWARDS Secondary are expanded to cement skills and increase transfer to reading informational text. REWARDS Plus :
Ensures transference of REWARDS word-attack strategies to social studies and science texts
Provides extra practice and builds students’ stamina and automaticity in content-area classes
Helps students learn to interpret and read advanced infographics, maps, and timelines
Deepens reading comprehension through close reading of informational text
Builds content-specific vocabulary
Builds expository writing skills through short answer, summary, and extended response writing
Builds student reading savvy in complex content areas
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.
Helps students better comprehend social studies content
Topics range from The Culture of Sherpas to Women in Archaeology to United States Citizenship
Skill practice includes summary writing; using background information; and interpreting timelines, maps, and other infographics
Helps students better comprehend science content
Topics range from Atoms to Ecosystems, from Photosynthesis to the Cardiovascular System
Skill practice and instruction includes interpreting graphs and illustrations
The REWARDS Difference
Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9: 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.
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.
We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections
to state standards and/or the CCSS. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both.