Welcome to READ180! It is an awesome program (said the READ180 teacher)! The program combines whole group, small group, independent reading and a computer based program. The program is very structured, research-based and high interest. The students take an initial test which places them at a lexile level, then their independent reading and computer programs are based on their level. The students will be able to access the computer based portion of this class remotely.
I expect the students to study for occasional vocabulary tests (the computer component includes spelling, so we will not do routine tests, just occassional high-frequency words). I also expect the students to read at home. They can read anything that interests them: books, magazines or comic books! I will be encouraging the use of Learning Ally and the READ180 e-books as well.
There is not an abundance of grades in READ180, I will supplement some, but don't expect more than 2-3 grades a week. We do quite a bit of group work.
I am very flexible with make-up work and corrections. Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding corrections or make-up work.
I am super excited about working with your child this school year. I really love this program and it has excellent results. I am a big reading cheerleader and I strive to make your child love reading. We focus a lot on progress...it is not always about getting an A, it is about improving and we celebrate progress!