Using the Read 180 rBook with System 44 students.

Is the stand alone 44 program designed for grade 3? This is my 2nd year using the Read 180NG program in a 3rd grade resource room. Last year all of my students had tested into System 44, many with BR on their first RI. It felt awkward using the 180 whole group part of the program b/c my students were really not ready for it. Perhaps you can guide me to which program I should be using. I am loving the 44 software piece, the 44 RDI Phonics & Word Study, the Decodable Digest, and the library books/ebooks.

Posted on: October 10 2016
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  • AskDee

    READ 180 is really designed for students in Grade 4 and above. Some schools have used it successfully in Grade 3, but I would avoid that if possible because students in Grade 3 who are two years below grade level in Grade 3 in reading are usually better matched with System 44. I would not use the rBook with Grade 3 System 44 students unless you have them integrated with older students and must do so in order to teach a combined classroom of System 44 and READ 180. System 44 is designed as an intervention for students who are not decoders. Many schools begin using it with students in Grade 4 and above, but it is acceptable to use System 44 with Grade 3 students. Dee Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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