Read 180 is a research-based program with proven results in raising student reading achievement. READ 180

uses cutting-edge technology to deliver individualized reading instruction, provide valuable skills practice, and

motivate students to become confident readers.


In our READ 180 class, your child and I will work together to:

• Build essential literacy skills for college and career readiness.

• Bring his or her reading proficiency up to grade level.

• Develop multi-paragraph writing skills.

• Apply reading and writing strategies to other subjects such as social studies, science, and math.

• Show your child that he or she can attain reading success.

Read 180 will challenge your child to work hard. Offer encouragement and provide support at home by

visiting the library, setting aside reading time, and discussing the books your child reads.

Thank you in advance for helping us achieve our goals!


Instructional Model


The READ 180 model is based on a 90-minute period. We are blocked for 2 class periods in order to accommodate this model.

(20 minutes) Whole-Group Instruction

(60 minutes total) Small-Group Rotations
   (20 minutes)         A.  Modeled and Independent Reading
   (20 minutes)         B.  Small-Group Instruction
   (20 minutes)         C.  Instructional Software

(10 minutes) Whole-Group Wrap-Up

Whole-Group Instruction provides systematic instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary to the whole class.

Modeled and Independent Reading enables students to build fluency and reading comprehension skills through modeled and independent reading of READ 180 Paperbacks and Audiobooks. Student are encouraged to use this time to read for their other academic classes as well.

Small-Group Instruction allows the teacher to teach, reinforce, and practice skills introduced during Whole-Group Instruction.

Instructional Software includes:

  • initial assessment to identify specific areas for improvement

  • introduction of new information, adjusted according to the assessment

  • guided practice

  • independent practice

Each software activity requires mastery before students can move on. In addition, small skill sets encourage student success and focus.

Whole-Group Wrap-Up allows students and teacher to reflect and evaluate the learning accomplished that day.