A focus on domain knowledge and motivation
Reach Every Reader’s approach to reading intervention recognizes domain knowledge and motivation as key elements in supporting developing readers. Content-rich instruction forms the basis for school and home-based interventions for all readers in kindergarten through grade three, including potential readers at risk. Our MORE (Model of Reading Engagement) curriculum appeals to individual interests and impacts students’ specific reading, language, and meaning-making needs through texts embedded in science and social studies topics. Primary instructional concepts are identified from Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards, and the C3 (College, Career, Civics) Framework in Social Studies State Standards.
We are using a SMART (Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial) design to measure the efficacy of MORE intervention. This methodology allows us to rapidly learn what is–and is not–working for individual learners and integrate changes to the intervention along the way rather than waiting for the final results of our multi-year study. This approach helps us maximize the potential for our intervention to help all young readers.
Collaborating with educators
Our largest research study is through a collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where we are piloting the MORE intervention. We are continuously listening to and providing support for teachers, while also engaging with administrators throughout the district to align priorities. By the conclusion of our efficacy study in summer 2020, we will have implemented the MORE intervention in approximately 650 classrooms with over 8,500 students.