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System 44

​​​​​​​​​​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 System 44?

​System 44 is an extension of the READ 180 program​. It is for students who need additional support in foundational literacy skills of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

System 44 has a strong foundation:

  • Dictation activities provides students with the opportunity to apply decoding skills to writing while building fluency.
  • Writing components provide students with scaffolded practice tied to content, helping students build comprehension and writing fluency. 
  • The goal of the program is to get students reading at grade level. 

How will System 44​ be incorporated in language arts classes?

Classrooms using the System 44 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 modeled/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 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 System 44?

​Visit the System 44 Parent Portal.

System 44 Parent Portal


If you have any questions about your child's placement in a LA classroom that will be utilizing the System 44 program, please contact Ms. Natalie Fallert, coordinator literacy and speech 6-12, using the contact information on this page.

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