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The REWARDS® family is a powerful research-based short term and specialized program for adolescent students in grades 4–12 who struggle reading long multisyllabic words and comprehending content area text. With explicit, systemic, teacher-led instruction, this intervention gives students new skills to unlock grade-level content area text.
REWARDS is offered at both the Intermediate and Secondary levels, and the focus of both is on decoding multisyllabic words, identifying and understanding prefixes and suffixes, increasing word and passage reading fluency, building academic vocabulary, and deepening comprehension along with building confidence.
Numerous studies have validated its effectiveness. REWARDS is proven to:
REWARDS Plus: Science and REWARDS Plus: Social Studies
Builds student savvy in complex content areas
REWARDS Plus builds on the support offered to upper-grade readers by expanding on their newfound literacy decoding skills within a particular content area. A student who has previous encountered REWARDS (Intermediate or Secondary) now
has increased fluency and familiarity with the process of deciphering known elements in unknown multisyllabic vocabulary. REWARDS Plus expands on that skill set by applying it to intriguing, authentic, content-specific text and infographics.
REWARDS Writing is a research-based writing program for intermediate and secondary students and focuses on instruction and practice in three key areas of writing:
Dr. Anita Archer is an educational consultant, focusing on the areas of
explicit instruction, instructional design and delivery, classroom
management, and literacy instruction. The recipient of more than 10 awards
honoring her excellence in teaching and contributions to the field of education,
Dr. Archer is also nationally known for her professional development activities.
Dr. Mary Gleason is an educational consultant with a focus on the
implementation of literacy curriculum and instruction. Dr. Gleason has
taught in general education and special education classrooms and served as a
professor at the University of Oregon for 20 years and was previously the director
of training for the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI).
Dr. Vicky Vachon is an educational consultant to school districts in
the United States, Australia, and Canada. Dr. Vachon has many years
of experience as a classroom teacher and also as part of a multidisciplinary
assessment team at the Child Development Clinic’s Hospital for Sick
Children. She has served as a project director for the National Institute for
Direct Instruction (NIFDI).