Fast Forward: The 'Fast Forward Reading' Program is an intensive 10 week program for year one students. Students take part in several activities during a normal lesson that proceeds for a minimum of ninety minutes. The program rund each day of the week and relies on the assistance of willing parent helpers. Students at first discuss, then read books at their level, practice a set series of sight words, work on weekly “word families” lists, take part in different daily “phonic attack” activities, take home readers each night and read theses to their parents or older siblings, practice the weekly “sight word” lists at home as well as the take home sound cards each received when the program first began.
Win 2000: The Win 2000 Visagraph provides a complete analysis and profile of the student’s physical ability to fluently process the printed page. It records the eye movement of a student during reading through a device that is hooked up to a computer. By having a record of inefficient eye movements, the teacher and student can begin to correct the problems.
Accelerated Reader: Accelerated Reader is a program based on the fact that students become more motivated to read if they are tested on the content of the books they have read and are rewarded for correct answers. Accelerated Reader has prepared test questions on disk for the Rosen Publishing Group titles listed on the following pages. Students read each book, individually take the test on the computer, and receive gratification when they score well. Schools using the Accelerated Reader program have seen a significant increase in reading among their students.