Reading isn't simply a skill that students have or do not have. In Rockwood, we believe all students can read well when given the right supports. Students set attainable goals and are celebrated when they reach those goals.
What is READ 180?
READ 180 is a program utilized in some Rockwood language art (LA) classrooms that individualizes reading instruction based upon a student's learning needs. During the 2017-2018 school year, all Rockwood middle schools implemented READ 180 for some middle school LA courses and saw great growth in the reading levels of students who participated in the program. Moving forward, we will again utilize this program in selected LA classrooms. The goal of the program is to get students reading at grade level.
How will READ 180 be incorporated in language arts classes?
Classrooms using the READ 180 resource will continue to follow the grade-level Rockwood LA curriculum. It is important to note that students will not be placed in a separate reading class in addition to LA or lose an elective to receive middle school reading support. Learning will include the following:
Whole Group Learning: The teacher will focus learning on reading strategies, vocabulary instruction, writing practice and classroom discussions.
Center Rotations: Students will move through three separate rotations: student application, small group learning and independent reading.
Review and Reinforce: The teacher will lead a review and reinforce learning from the center rotations to conclude the class.
It's important to note that READ 180 materials are engaging for middle school students. The program sparks interest by promoting student choice in the selection of reading materials.
Where may I find more information about READ 180?
Visit the READ 180 Parent Portal.
If you have any questions about your child's placement in a LA classroom that will be utilizing the READ 180 program, please contact Ms. Natalie Fallert, coordinator literacy and speech 6-12, using the contact information on this page.