Really Great Reading's Approach
We have a better way of teaching the foundational skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading. It's mature and designed for grades K-12.
Many students experience undiagnosed decoding (or word-level) difficulties that hamper their academic achievement. Designed with adolescents in mind, Really Great Reading’s Phonics Suite provides a comprehensive set of tools to help literacy professionals diagnose, group and teach students with decoding difficulties and strengthen key basic reading skills, which ultimately leads to improved reading fluency and text comprehension. We have a three tier approach:
Diagnostics - Our complimentary assessments are a simple, common-sense, efficient way to determine if decoding weaknesses are affecting a student’s ability to understand what they are reading. We’ve designed them to be most efficient for use with students in grades K-12 and they are free to all educators.
Grouping - Sign up for another of our complimentary tools, the free online Grouping Matrix. The Grouping Matrix uses literacy data to group students according to the type and depth of their decoding strengths and weaknesses into appropriately sized, homogeneous learning groups. We make it simple to screen, diagnose and group your students.
Instruction - In all Phonics Suite lessons, students learn to practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar words. Phonics Suite has an array of efficient lessons including Blast Foundations, HD Word, Phonics Boost, Phonics Blitz, and Phonics Boost Plus.
Workshops and PD
Teacher background knowledge is a key component to successful reading intervention. Really Great Reading offers different training options to provide teachers and literacy professionals with the background knowledge in phonics and phonemic awareness that they’ll need to successfully diagnose, group, and teach struggling readers. Even if you don’t use Phonics Blitz or Phonics Boost, our professional development will offer you valuable techniques for helping struggling readers. Our options include workshops, webinars and training modules.
Hands-on Manipulatives Designed for Older Students
When it comes to teaching reading, we have hands-on tools to meet your every need. Student manipulatives increase student engagement, appeal to different learning styles, and are an integrated part of our Phonics Suite lessons. However, if you are teaching reading using another program, our hands-on manipulatives are flexible and can be used with any phonics based program.
Virtual Manipulatives for a Blended Learning Approach
Bring your reading intervention lessons to life and reduce teacher prep time with Blast Online, HD Word Online, Blitz Online and Letter Tiles Online. These web-based teacher tools can be used with an interactive whiteboard, LCD projector, or standalone computer. These sets of virtual manipulatives will engage students of all ages with their fun, interactivity and reading support!