Reading Triumphs, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Research-Based K-6 Intervention Program, Brings Struggling Readers Up to Grade Level

Aug 28, 2007, 01:00 ET from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

    NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- According to the U.S.
 Department of Education, more than 8 million students are struggling
 readers performing below grade level. As a result, school districts are
 looking for effective ways to meet the needs of these students. Many of
 these districts are turning to solutions provided by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill,
 publisher of Reading Triumphs, a research-based intervention program
 designed for K-6 students reading two or more years below grade level.
     Reading Triumphs provides explicit instruction for tested skills to
 ensure reading mastery. Because struggling readers face different
 challenges and gaps in knowledge, Reading Triumphs offers targeted
 resources so teachers have what they need when they need it.
     The program builds a strong foundation with carefully sequenced, highly
 scaffolded lessons that model each skill in an "I do, we do, you do"
 structure. A teacher will model the skill ("I do"), then lead the students
 in guided practice ("we do"), and finally the students apply the skill on
 their own ("you do").
     In addition, struggling readers are given multiple opportunities to
 master and retain words. High-frequency words are introduced using the
 Read/Spell/Write technique, creating a stronger mental model of the word.
 After the word is introduced, it appears at least 40-50 times in context
 within the upcoming weeks.
     "Reading Triumphs uses a sound instructional philosophy that has been
 proven to work with struggling readers," said Steve McClung, president of
 McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group, which includes Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.
 "Reading Triumphs not only provides teachers the tools to teach students to
 read, it helps students learn to enjoy reading. All of the materials are
 sensitive to students' age and interest levels. The content and design of
 the materials help engage and motivate young learners."
     Reading Triumphs meets the requirements of the Response to Intervention
 (RtI) model and can be incorporated into any curriculum during the school
 day, after school or during summer school.
     Data Driven Instruction
     Ongoing assessments are critical for effective reading intervention.
 The informal and formal assessments in Reading Triumphs match instruction
 to students' needs and monitor their growth. Assessments are easy for
 teachers to use and provide a pathway for students to exit the program and
 enter the regular classroom full time.
     Quick Checks allow a teacher to monitor each student's progress daily.
 If a student has difficulty grasping a concept, Corrective Feedback
 provides at- the-moment lesson modifications. Additional Instruction
 Lessons in the Teacher's Edition provide more instruction and guided
     Offers Multiple Practice and Application Opportunities
     Reading Triumphs provides targeted resources so a teacher can
 differentiate instruction for each student, providing many ways a student
 can practice skills. Resources include:
     -- Alphabet Sound/Spelling Cards        -- Practice Book
     -- Comprehension Cards                  -- Listening Libraries
     -- Oral Vocabulary Development Cards    -- Write On/Wipe Off Skills Board
     -- Photo Cards                          -- Interactive Activities
     -- Small Letter Cards
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 information about Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Reading Triumphs.
     About Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
     Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is part of McGraw-Hill School Solutions Group
 (MHSSG). The group combines Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, which focuses on Grades
 PreK-6, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, which serves Grades 6-12. MHSSG is the
 only major educational publishing business to provide a comprehensive
 approach to the development of print and digital instructional materials
 from pre- kindergarten through high school.
     About McGraw-Hill Education
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 MHP), is a leading global provider of instructional, assessment and
 reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages.
 McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more
 than 40 languages. Additional information is available at .
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