Road to Reading: A Program for Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties

Authors: Benita A. Blachman Ph.D., Darlene M. Tangel Ph.D.

Format: Spiral-bound, 468 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781557669049
Price: $79.95

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Description

It's here! The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Road to the Code takes reading instruction to the next level.

This innovative literacy program for students in grades 1–3 is committed to helping all children develop accuracy and fluency in decoding. Ideal for students who can demonstrate beginning levels of phonemic awareness and who know some letter names and sounds, Road to Reading targets the next crucial skills, including word identification, oral reading, and dictation. The program can also be adapted for older struggling readers. The easy-to-follow teacher's guide facilitates lesson planning for six levels of instruction that increase in complexity as students progress.

In tune with the demands on today's educators, Road to Reading offers the best and most up-to-date methods. Teachers will

  • feel confident knowing that the program is extensively tested and validated by recognized leaders in the field
  • ensure administrative acceptance and support as the program meets all criteria for Reading First
  • stay on the cutting edge with a plan that is grounded in the fast-growing and highly effective Response to Intervention model, which helps catch struggling readers before they fail
  • enjoy flexibility and efficiency with a resource that is ideal for use with small groups or one-to-one, in as little as 30–40 minutes per day
  • retain control and have options to use the plan with any core reading program or as the primary reading program for classes in which many students are experiencing reading difficulties

An accompanying CD-ROM provides more than 200 pages of supplementary materials including word cards, sound packs and assessment and lesson plan forms—everything needed to implement the program.

Destined to join ranks with the most relied-upon literacy resources, Road to Reading will help teachers empower students with the skills they need to succeed and bring their struggling students up to grade level.


Reviews

Review: The Midwest Book Review - The Bookwatch
"An innovative literacy program that is a top pick for any school interested in bringing student up to grade level."
Review: The School Administrator
"With the recent focus on response to intervention to remediate early literacy difficulties, this is a timely addition to the literature."
Review: The School Adiminstrator
"With the recent focus on response to intervention to remediate early literacy difficulties, this is a timely addition to the literatureAn excellent resource for educators not skilled at creating remedial lessons for struggling students."
Review: IDA Perspectives on Language and Literacy
"A useful and much needed supplement for teachers who are searching for a systematic and explicit research-based curriculumin phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, and fluency to add to a core or basal reading program."
Review by: Barbara Foorman, Francis Eppes Professor of Education at the Florida State UniversityDirector, Florida Center for Reading Research
"Here are the follow-up lessons that we've all been waiting for . . . Road to Reading can be used in conjunction with any reading series to ensure that primary grade students build the fluency in word identification essential to comprehension."

Table of Contents

CD-ROM Contents

About the Authors
Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction
  • Goals of the Program
  • Is This a Complete Reading Program?
  • Who Is This Program for?
  • Pacing
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Getting Ready to Use the Program
  • Prerequisite Skills for This Program?
Red Level

Goals for the Red Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Orange Level

Goals for the Orange Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Yellow Level

Goals for the Yellow Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Green Level

Goals for the Green Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Blue Level

Goals for the Blue Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Purple Level

Goals for the Purple Level

  • Step 1: Review Sound-Symbol Correspondences
  • Step 2: Teach or Review New Decoding Skill
  • Step 3: Review Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs) and High Frequency Words (HFWs)
  • Step 4: Read Orally in Context
  • Step 5: Dictation
  • Additional Materials
Appendix A: Sample Lesson Plans
Appendix B: Trade Books
Appendix C: Frequently Asked Questions
References and Suggested Resources


CD Table of Contents

About This CD-ROM
Contents

Lesson Plan Forms
  • Daily Lesson Plan
  • Weekly Lesson Plan
  • Daily Evaluation and Attendance Form
Assessment Forms
  • Letter Name & Sound Assessment
  • Levels Assessment
  • High Frequency Word Assessments
Step 1 Materials
  • Sound Pack Cards: Consonants
  • Sound Pack Cards: Vowels
  • Blank Sound Pack Cards
Step 2 Materials
  • Directions for Making a Sound Board and Letter Cards
  • Sound Board Consonants
  • Sound Board Vowels
  • Sound Board Digraphs
  • Blank Letter Cards
Step 3 Materials
  • Starter Set of Phonetically Regular Word (PRW) Cards
  • Phonetically Regular Word (PRW) Cards
  • High Frequency Word (HFW) Charts
  • High Frequency Word (HFW) Cards
  • Blank Word Cards
Syllable Reference Sheets
  • Six Syllable Types
  • Rules for Syllable Division
About the Authors
Software License Agreement

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