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Literacy Tip of the Week: March 1, 2020

posted Mar 1, 2020, 7:17 PM by Steven Richardson   [ updated Mar 1, 2020, 7:29 PM ]
I am reposting a review of the RISE INTERVENTION from Amazon. It has useful information for teachers who are considering this intensive, short term intervention.

Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2019
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One of the most powerful things about using RISE as a strategy to help student reading, is that it focusses on the content. Without understanding the content, there is no reading. Understanding and breaking down the steps to comprehension are crucial to student success.

I entered graduate study to become a Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist when my youngest was in 7th grade and he proudly brought home a certificate showing me that he could read Nonsense words at Grade 26 level. That meant he was done with the supplemental reading program in our public school. He had not learned to read better, nor had he learned to enjoy reading, but DARN, GRADE 26! He was my first child ever who struggled with reading and to see these results from a public school were devastating.

There are two sides to the Teaching Reading world. One is pronunciation and rote learning, and the other is the richer world of comprehension and learning to love words and how they enrich our world.

This is the richer world of comprehension and love of language.