Content Area Reading


This is a blog designed by Hobart teachers Rhiannon Jolliff and Kristen Smith to share ideas, research, and resources about teaching literacy at the elementary (K-6) level. Here you will find information about content area reading, 21st Century Learning, vocabulary instruction, and much, much more! We hope you will follow us as we grow as teachers, readers, and bloggers!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fast ForWord

Fast ForWord is a game-based, reading intervention program that strives to improve reading brain functions in the areas of attention and sequencing, as well as guided reading in the areas of fluency and vocabulary. The program is responsible for many success stories and helping at-risk schools improve their standardized test scores.

My sixth graders recently demoed the program, and their concentration was amazing. We plan to use this program in the second semester with our students as a means of remediation and intervention. Coupled with Read 180, the program is proven to help students, especially those who are “on the bubble” of passing our state ISTEP+ test. I am looking forward to using this program more in the upcoming year, and I think it is worth checking out for anyone interested in helping readers succeed!

Check out some of the following sites for more information:

Fast ForWord
Video Testimonials

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