September 1, 2017
Hello family of the READ180 community,
I am very excited to announce that your child is a member of the READ180 community at Lancaster Middle School. READ180 is an innovative reading intervention program designed to address each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses.
The READ180 program is researched-based with proven results in raising student reading achievement. READ180 uses whole and small group instruction paired with technology to deliver individualized reading instruction, provide valuable skills practice, and motivate students to become confident readers.
There are several components to the READ180 program including:
- Software to build skills and provide practice in essential areas such as reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonics, and spelling.
- Audiobooks to allow students to read along with the help of a narrator and reading coach, who model strategies used by successful readers.
- Paperbacks to allow students to select books to read independently. Students will have access to appropriate level, high interest books.
Together all of these components will help build the skills to become a successful reader. Additionally, studies show that the program also improves a student’s motivation and desire to succeed.
Each student in READ180 will take the Reading Inventory (RI); a test that evaluates a student’s Lexile level. In the test, students complete questions about passages they have read. Once each student’s Lexile level has been determined, the remainder of the year will be spent working towards improving that number through personalized activities and appropriate book selections.
I look forward to being a part of your child’s success story. Please feel free to email me or check out the READ180 section of my web page for further information.
English Language Arts
Lancaster Middle School
686-3220 (ext. 7215)