Literacy Scores Soar with Nonfiction Reading at the Core

Activate close reading of informational text in your English language arts curriculum through our Simple Rigor™ model of instruction.

Reach all Learners in Core English Language Arts Classes

Any successful instructional solution incorporates a screener that provides a snapshot of all students and identifies those at risk. Achieve3000 is the only solution that offers a universal screener for reading comprehension of nonfiction text, a primary focus on the new assessments. LevelSet™ and Achieve3000’s College and Career Readiness reports are uniquely designed to identify students on track or in need of intervention and automatically convey that information. With minimal effort and time, administrators and educators have immediate access to the data that provides clear information regarding placement for tiered instruction.

Simple Rigor: Activate Close Reading for Stamina and Strength

With the new high-stakes assessments more heavily focused on nonfiction content in the areas of science and social studies, a solution is needed that provides a focus on content-area instruction. With Achieve3000 solutions, students complete a unique routine that allows them to:

  • Work independently on a grade-level topic that is precisely matched to their Lexile® level. This preliminary effort allows students to build reading strategies, and it also prepares them for the grade-appropriate, whole-class instruction that follows.
  • Teachers, implementing an instructional framework called Simple Rigor™, follow the students’ independent work with instruction around the Stretch Article, an unprecedented opportunity for students to interact with the version of the same lesson written at grade-appropriate text complexity.

And, all Achieve3000 lessons revolve around topics in science, social studies, arts, humanities, careers, and current events, ensuring that students in English language arts build discipline specific and cross-disciplinary vocabulary in every lesson.

The Exclusive Achieve3000 Five-Step Routine

Students need daily practice with text at their independent reading level to develop reading strategies and to provide access to grade-level content. Achieve3000’s exclusive 5-Step Literacy Routine is designed to build the skills for close reading of informational text with the explicit purpose of finding the evidence necessary to respond to a written prompt. Students begin the routine by working with text at their independent reading level. While reading, they identify and incorporate evidence needed for a response to a Thought Question using Achieve3000’s Reading Connections and digital highlighting tool to annotate text. Research shows that when students complete on average two lessons per week, they can expect to more than double their expected Lexile gains, accelerating their readiness for test day.

Achieve3000 Bonus Lessons: Unmatched Practice for High-Stakes States

Achieve3000’s exclusive Bonus lessons are built to provide greater Depths of Knowledge, giving students the critical practice they need for assessment success. Whether preparing for the Reading, Science, or Social Studies assessments, students can use the Bonus Lessons to engage in longer readings at their Lexile levels. This helps students build their stamina for reading less complex text with higher word counts.  Additionally, these lessons prepare students to interact with different sources of information like they will encounter on the state test. With text-based selections as a starting point, Bonus lessons include alternate forms of information, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps. All lessons in Achieve3000 are aligned to your state standards so teachers and administrators can forecast student readiness as they approach the test day.

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