The REWARDS family of products has been rigorously tested to ensure effectiveness

The REWARDS family of reading and writing intervention materials is specifically designed for adolescent struggling learners in grades 4-12, with every instructional activity backed by sound research foundation and evidence to support its effectiveness.

REWARDS provides explicit, systematic instruction to improve reading proficiency for students


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REWARDS Multisyllabic Word Reading: Intermediate and Secondary helps students:


  • Break words into manageable, decodable chunks
  • Read long words in content-area textbooks
  • Read accurately, quickly and with confidence
  • Increase oral and silent reading fluency
  • Improve comprehension as decoding and fluency increase

REWARDS Plus: Strategies Applied to Social Studies and Science Passages:


  • Builds on REWARDS to help students apply those strategies to authentic content-area materials
  • Deepens reading comprehension
  • Increases fluency
  • Introduces content-specific vocabulary
  • Builds expository writing skills
REWARDS Plus
REWARDS Writing

REWARDS Writing: Sentence Refinement teaches students:


  • Essential writing skills that can be applied in all content areas
  • How to sharpen word choice to improve writing
  • To expand ideas to increase sentence quality and clarity, and to combine ideas to increase complexity and variety
  • Systematic editing strategies to gauge paragraph effectiveness and make improvements by combining ideas, removing unnecessary words, and adding critical details

Independent Research validates the REWARDS’ instructional approach


SIGNIFICANT GAINS made across reading levels

“Post-tests indicated that after treatment and maintenance [of REWARDS], students in both high- and low-mastery groups made significant gains in word and text reading skills and in oral reading fluency as long as mastery level criteria were maintained at 80 percent and regardless of whether they practiced with passages or sentences.”

Florida Center for Reading Research: REWARDS Intermediate and REWARDS Secondary

Success Stories

 

Struggling students improve reading skills, make gains across all subject areas at Icicle River Middle School in Leavenworth, WA

Sixth grade students who struggle with fluency and word structure make gains across all subject areas as they become confident and successful readers by using the REWARDS intervention program.


REWARDS is fantastic because it takes all of the pieces that you need to teach these kids and puts it in one place for you.”

—Anita Gildersleeve, sixth grade ELA Teacher, Icicle River Middle School, Leavenworth, WA

What I Love About REWARDS

Katie Benning, Master Reading Teacher, talks about why REWARDS works in her classroom at Jerry Zucker Middle School in North Charleston, SC, and how her students vastly improved capacity for breaking down multisyllabic words and words they don’t know.

 

"Our high school teachers are amazed and joyous over the progress our students are making. We put some sixth grade readers in the program and they jumped to eighth grade readability."

–Debra Berlin, Secondary Reading Coordinator, Broward County School District