Hi there! How would you structure a 45-minute high school reading intervention class?

In total, we actually have about 35 minutes of class time. At an abbreviated training session, the HMH speaker said that priority goes to 30 minutes of the software daily. These kids range from BR to 900. Some are pn SYS 44 and some on R180. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

By avogt
Posted on: September 30 2019
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  • AskDee

    I think you should think about 20 minutes of the software daily. The developer of the program recommended to me that students spend no more than 20 minutes on the software within one class period. That leaves the rest of the time for small group. That would put half the class on the computers and half in small group. Some teachers alternate the small group with independent reading. Please email me at AskDee@sbcglobal.net. I can go in depth more with you. Dee, Ask Dee at the Community

    My single period high school Read 180 class utilizes an A-day, B-day format. On A-day, we do whole group and one rotation. On B-day, we do the other two rotations.


    The recommendation from slingle works very well for READ 180, and is what I recommend for READ 180 students. System 44 students benefit from daily software work if you can fit that in.

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