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Scholastic READ 180/System 44

Scholastic READ 180/System 44
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What is Scholastic READ 180 Next Generation?
In Mrs. Stewart's READ 180NG class, students in grades 4-6 engage with and evaluate texts across a range of types and disciplines--with a strong emphasis on informational text, READ 180NG  instruction focuses learning in the content areas of science, social studies, literature, and life skills.
We begin each class in whole group instruction for 20 minutes.  The rBook, our textbook, is the cornerstone of READ 180NG  instruction.  Next, students rotate to three instructional stations:  small group teacher, computer, independent library.  Students spend 20 minutes in each station.
In the computer station, students are guided by a virtual teacher with personalized reading instruction and practice to address each student's needs.  Then Topic Software consists of high-interest videos and builds background to help students form mental models.  Students work in four zones: reading, spelling, writing, and success.
The independent library station has leveled paperbacks that present students with a choice of age-appropriate, relevant books that span genres, cultures, and eras that they can read with success.  READ 180NG  students choose books based on their individual reading Lexile.  This allows them to read confidently according to their own reading abilities.
READ 180NG  ends each day with whole group wrap up.  We come together for the final 10 minutes of class to bring closure to the day's learning.
What is Scholastic SYSTEM 44 Next Generation?

Scholastic System 44  Next Generation is a new foundational reading program for the most challenged readers in grade 3.  System 44  is proven to help students master the foundational reading skills required for success with the new standards, college, and career through explicit instruction in phonics, comprehension, and writing.
In Mrs. Stewart's SYSTEM 44 class, students work daily with instructional technology that is intelligent and adaptive.  The program collects data based on their individual responses and adjusting instruction to meet each student's needs.  Students are systematically guided through each of the five strands: The Code, Word Strategies, Sight Words, Success and Writing, engaging in differentiated skill instruction and practice in each.