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 validated K-3 reading intervention is embedded in science and social studies content with a focus on improving ability to read and comprehend text. It was recently adopted system-wide within Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC), providing access to more than 11,000 third-grade students.