Target Reading™ is a yearlong, high-interest, teacher-friendly, student-involving tool that teaches reading and language skills as well as elaboration in writing. In just 10 to 15 minutes a day, the program provides scaffolding for improvement in reading fluency, vocabulary development, writing elaboration, sentence construction and usage, handwriting, and the development of critical thinking skills. To make things even simpler, Target Reading™ can be used in conjunction with any reading program, integrating seamlessly into your current teaching experience!
Students work with a single high-interest passage each week, encouraging the rereading for detail that is so necessary for fluency development and recall. This is especially true for reluctant readers!
Daily questions are provided for each week’s passage, allowing students to practice revising, editing, handwriting, and elaboration skills on their student think sheets. For our digital users, we offer the choice of multiple choice and open-ended formats for a given question. Choose the one that’s best for your class. As needs change, you’re able to toggle back to the other format with a simple click. Target Reading™ also includes weekly writing prompts, giving students a chance to practice all of their writing skills in a less guided manner, just like prompt-based exams!
Target Reading™ comes in both digital and bulletin board versions, allowing you to choose the price and structure that best suits your classroom’s needs. Both versions are available for grades 1 through 6, and have been freshly revised for the 2015-2016 school year with increased rigor and new question types!
New in 2016: Our fantastic artists have updated the art found throughout all grades of Target Reading™ to give you and your students a fresh look while they practice their reading and writing skills.
Target Reading™ Versions
The bulletin board version of Target Reading™ is sold with everything you need to use it ($124.99/each), including weekly passages, color-coded daily questions (with vinyl pockets and labeled tabs for easy display), review posters, and master copies of student work sheets. As with all our products, Target Reading™ is printed with pride in the USA. Please note the print version only includes open-ended questions. For a multiple choice option, please consider our digital version.
Free bonus for all versions!
Sometimes students may finish their work quickly. Our Smart Choices™ poster (included free in this program!) is designed to help students learn to use their time wisely when this happens. The front of the poster has a list of several engaging sponge activities for students to choose from, while the back has directions for each.