REWARDS-kWhat is REWARDS?

Developed by award-winning education authors and literacy experts, REWARDS is a series of short-term reading and writing intervention materials specifically designed for struggling learners in grades 4–12. The series includes REWARDS Intermediate, REWARDS Secondary, REWARDS Plus, where strategies are applied to social studies and science, and REWARDS Writing, which helps students refine and sharpen their writing skills.

Why REWARDS Intermediate and Secondary?

  • Increase student fluency, vocabulary knowledge, and comprehension skills
  • Increase student success in content-area classes, especially where advanced reading skills are needed to understand concepts and context
  • Provide students practice with the types of questions asked on state tests
  • Effectively help all struggling readers, whether they are English language learners, students with reading disabilities, or those who have simply fallen behind
  • Explicit and systematic support for teachers

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Why REWARDS Plus?

  • Ensures transference of REWARDS word-attack strategies to social studies and science texts
  • Provides extra practice and builds students’ stamina and automaticity in content-area classes
  • Students learn to interpret and read advanced infographics, maps and timelines
  • Deepens reading comprehension through close reading of informational text
  • Builds content-specific vocabulary
  • Builds expository writing skills through short answer, summary, and extended response writing

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Why REWARDS Writing?

  • Teaches essential writing skills that can be applied in all content areas
  • Helps students sharpen word choice to improve writing
  • Provides strategies for sentence refinement to expand ideas to increase quality, variety, and clarity of writing
  • Teaches students how to combine ideas to create varied and complex texts
  • Students learn systematic editing strategies to make paragraph writing more effective

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What I Love about REWARDS

Katie Benning, Master Reading Teacher, talks about why REWARDS works in her classroom at Jerry Zucker Middle School in North Charleston, SC, and how her students vastly improved capacity for breaking down multisyllabic words and words they don’t know.

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FEATURES

Validated by independent research, REWARDS is a powerful suite of short-term interventions that yields long-term results. Key features include:

  • Decoding multisyllabic words
  • Identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes
  • Increasing word and passage fluency
  • Building academic vocabulary
  • Deepening comprehension
  • Building self-confidence in reading
  • Rapid-paced, engaging and explicit instruction for teachers
  • Constant teacher-student interaction
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