What is READ 180?
    READ 180, the most effective reading intervention program, is a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development proven to raise reading achievement for struggling readers in grades 4–12+. Designed for any student reading two or more years below grade-level, READ 180 leverages adaptive technology to individualize instruction for students and provide powerful data for differentiation to teachers. ( Read180.Scholastic.com)


    How is READ 180 structured ? 
    Whole Group Instruction- Teacher leads the class into readings and discussions. (15 - 20 min)
    Small group rotations (15- 20 min each)
    • Computer SoftwareStudents work on computers independently in 5 different zones (see zones below). Students need to finish a segment (5 Zones) within 5-8 school days. When students reach the Success Zone, they will be celebrated and added to a list of students for a group celebration!
    • Small Group InstructionTeacher meets with a small group of students on specific reading and/or writing skills based on their need. At times, students may be working independently or with partners
    • Independent ReadingStudents read silently to themselves and work on their reading log, Quick Write, or final project for book. Students will be given a date by which they should complete their book. They need to complete their Quick Write to take their Reading Counts Quiz and then will complete a final project on their book. 
    Whole Group Wrap Up- Teacher led discussion time. Reflection on progress toward learning goal, exit tickets, and questions/ discussions from students. ( 5- 10 min)
    Computer Software Zones 
    Reading Zone-
    • All passages are nonfiction, content-area text that helps the student build fluency and familiarity with text they will encounter in all subject areas (some passages in Literature & the Arts are fiction). 
    • The student may monitor fluency by recording his or her own reading of the passage repeatedly. 
    • The students builds vocabulary skills through learning about the five to eight targeted vocabulary words. 
    Word Zone-
    •  Assessment informs instruction by identifying the words from the passage that the student is able to read with automaticity and the words that need further study. 
    • The software monitors, tracks, and reports on student accuracy and speed in word identification. 
    • The student may preview the words he or she will be studying in subsequent activities. 
    • The student may view his or her progress in a non-threatening environment. 
    Spelling Zone- 
    • Spelling assessment words are drawn from the student's leveled passage from the current segment.
    • The software times student responses and counts words not spelled within 30 seconds as incorrect. 
    • By the time they complete the segment, students will have mastered 75 percent of the words from their original leveled passage.  
    Success Zone- 
    • The student may only move to the Success Zone after demonstrating mastery of all Study words in the Word and Spelling Zones and correctly answering fifteen Quick Check Questions in the Reading Zone. 
    • The student records and listens to his or her reading to assess fluency, which will have greatly improved since the first visit to the Reading Zone.

    Writing Zone- (NEW ZONE)

    • The Writing Zone provides an opportunity for independent practice of the writing process the student experiences during teacher-led, small group instruction.
    • The Respond and Write prompt begins the Writing Zone activity that leads the student through organizing, writing, revising, and publishing written work. 
    • The Respond question motivate the student to think critically and establish a point of view about the segment passage and video


    Workshop 1 and 2

    1st Quarter

    SRI ( not for grade)

    R- Skills test 1 and 2

    Expository Essay

    Narrative Essay


    Workshop 3 and 4

    2nd Quarter


    R Skills test 3 and 4

    Literary analysis

    Expository Essay


    Workshop 5 and 6

    3rd Quarter


    R Skills test 5 and 6


    Literary Analysis


    Workshop 7 and 8

    4th Quarter


    R Skills 7 and 8

    Persuasive Essay

    Descriptive Essay