Summer Reading Intervention Program
Learn how to help students catch up over the summer:
Help Struggling Readers Catch Up Over the Summer
Summer is a crucial time for helping beginning and struggling readers retain what they have learned and make strides in their reading ability. Researchers have found that summer is the number one cause of achievement deficits between students. Struggling readers must work to improve their reading skills over the summer; failing to do so puts them further behind.
The Reading Horizons curriculum is ideal for providing fast and effective reading instruction to students of all ages and ability levels. Customers can utilize existing curriculum to meet the needs of students. Those who are new to the curriculum can get started simply as they adhere to the implementation suggestions found through the links below.
To help educators meet the needs of beginning and struggling readers in a summer reading program setting, Reading Horizons has created two implementation guides that incorporate software and direct instruction materials with students over a six-week timeframe.
For Grades K-3
This guide helps emerging and struggling readers in grades K-3 begin or continue their instruction of Reading Horizons foundational reading skills over the summer. This guide is based on the software and direct instruction materials included in the Reading Horizons Discovery program.
For Grades 4-12
This guide helps older struggling readers finish the entire Reading Horizons Elevate curriculum in six weeks. This guide can be used to help struggling readers review the skills they've been taught during the school year, or as a new approach to intervention.
When the ESL students at Roosevelt Middle School in Oklahoma used the implementation guide for older students, they saw an average gain of 2.5 reading levels over a six-week period:
Scope of Work:
During a six-week ESL summer program, sixteen students going into 7th and 8th grade recieved seventeen hours of instruction using the Reading Horizons Reading System program.
Pre- and post-measurement assessments accompanying the Reading Horizons program are based on the Slosson Oral Reading test.
Conducted during a summer reading program for ESL students over a six-week period during the summer of 2010.
Roosevelt Middle School Pilot
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma