New reading program aims to close gap

Today at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2010 Conference, School Specialty introduced its new intervention systems for closing the achievement gap in reading.

The Academy of READING software, which helps struggling students improve their reading, forms the foundation for the personalized instruction for the new intervention systems, designed specifically for grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each provides in-depth instruction for struggling readers in the five pillars of reading – phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency, coupled with writing practice.

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