Road to Reading: A Program for Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties
This literacy program for students in grades 1-4 picks up where Road to the Code leaves off. It includes 6 levels that increase in complexity and targets the following skills: phonological awareness, word identification, oral reading, and dictation.Synopsis - This is a supplementary curriculum that has also been used as the primary reading program for classes in which many students are experiencing reading difficulty. There are six levels to this field-tested and validated program, each increasing in complexity from the one before it: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Within each level there are five steps that each lesson follows: review of sound/symbol associations, practice making words, review of previously learned decodable words and high frequency words, oral reading, and dictation. This is referred to as the 5-Step Plan. This program was developed to help children who are struggling with reading in grades 1-4, and takes about 30 to 40 minutes per day. It can be used for Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III kids and in small groups or one-to-one. Road to Reading Success can be used with any core reading program. The words that the authors use were chosen from a review of basal reading programs and from Fry and Kress' The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists , which is a popular teacher resource. On the accompanying CD there are materials needed to implement the lessons, including lesson plans, word cards, and assessment forms.