REWARDS PlusProven Reading StrategiesAcross Content

Grades: 6–12

REWARDS Plus: Science and Social Studies

REWARDS Plus is designed for struggling readers in middle and high school. The research-based strategies from REWARDS Intermediate and REWARDS Secondary are expanded to cement skills and increase transfer to reading informational text. REWARDS Plus :

  • Ensures transference of REWARDS word-attack strategies to social studies and science texts
  • Provides extra practice and builds students’ stamina and automaticity in content-area classes
  • Helps students learn to interpret and read advanced infographics, maps, and timelines
  • Deepens reading comprehension through close reading of informational text
  • Deepening comprehension
  • Builds content-specific vocabulary
  • Builds expository writing skills through short answer, summary, and extended response writing

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Builds student reading savvy in complex content areas

REWARDS Plus builds on the support offered to upper-grade readers by expanding on their newfound literacy decoding skills within a particular content area. A student who has previously encountered REWARDS (Intermediate or Secondary) now has increased fluency and familiarity with the process of deciphering known elements in unknown multisyllabic vocabulary. REWARDS Plus expands on that skill set by applying it to intriguing, authentic, content-specific text, and infographics.

  • Helps students better comprehend social studies content
  • Topics range from The Culture of Sherpas to Women in Archaeology to United States Citizenship
  • Skill practice includes summary writing; using background information; and interpreting timelines, maps, and other infographics
  • Helps students better comprehend science content
  • Topics range from Atoms to Ecosystems, from Photosynthesis to the Cardiovascular System
  • Skill practice and instruction includes interpreting graphs and illustrations


The REWARDS Difference

Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

In the recent webinar presented by renowned reading expert Dr. Anita Archer, Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us, she discussed her IES Practice Guide-aligned reading intervention designed for older struggling readers.

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Brochure: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

Brochure: What the IES Guide and Research Tell Us

REWARDS is the only reading intervention on the market perfectly aligned to recently released national recommendations for teachers to deliver evidence-based interventions that meet the needs of their students. Read more in our brochure.

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REWARDS and the Science of Reading

The language comprehension factor in overall reading achievement becomes more and more important from fourth grade onward. At this age, reading and language arts instruction must include deliberate, systematic, and explicit teaching of word recognition as well as develop students’ subject-matter knowledge, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, and familiarity with language in written texts. The body of research called the science of reading has much to offer these older students who lack foundational reading skills.

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Training and Support Services

We are committed to a long-term partnership with every district that implements our solutions. Each implementation support plan is individually crafted with school and/or district administrators to meet specific needs, including making explicit connections to state standards and/or the CCSS. Districts can choose from a menu of training and support options including in-person, online, or a combination of both.

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