Reading Wings 4th Edition is a research-based reading curriculum that provides 90-minute daily lessons and targets the needs of students reading on a second- through sixth-grade level who have successfully learned to decode but need to develop more sophisticated reading skills.

To ensure that students become proficient readers, Reading Wings uses Success for All’s core instructional structures to target vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, oral-language development and written expression by providing students ample opportunities to work with both narrative and expository text.

Reading Wings includes:

  • Lessons designed to foster creative thinking, problem-solving and innovation.
  • Routines, rubrics and structures to guide powerful discussions and teamwork.
  • Scaffolded instruction to build core reading skills and strategies.
  • Professional development for teachers, including online resources.
  • Interactive whiteboard compatibility.
  • Online data tools and analysis.
  • Alignment with 21st century standards.

Reading Wings is an upper elementary reading program for students reading at the second grade level and beyond. As a comprehensive curriculum, it provides a collection of powerful instructional processes that engage students in their reading skills and encourages cognitive collaboration.

The basis of student progress in Reading Wings is cooperative learning. Students work in small, mixed-ability learning teams to achieve a common goal. The students in each team are responsible not only for their own learning, but also for helping teammates learn. Teams receive team celebration points for quality responses, fluent reading, and good meaningful sentences throughout the lesson. Team celebration points are tallied publicly on a classroom poster so teams can see their success.

Team Huddle is a technique that allows the opportunity for students to process information and discuss answers to questions in teams before sharing with the whole group.

Rich, active, upfront training prepares teachers to begin implementing their program:

  • Two on-site training days are scheduled for teachers, assistants and administrators.
  • Training outlines program objectives and prepares staff to begin implementation.

Goal-Focused Achievement Planning
 – As the school year begins, school/district leaders and your coach will develop specific instructional goals and outcomes. Each school receives:

  • Quarterly monitoring of progress toward schoolwide goals.
  • Periodic sessions to examine data with leadership and staff to establish targets and interventions for the next quarter.

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