Rite Flight: A Classroom Reading Rate Program

Rite Flight: A Classroom Reading Comprehension Program is the Take Flight comprehension component of instruction adapted for readers who have not been identified with dyslexia. Rite Flight: Comprehension is appropriate for normal readers and sufficiently intensive for struggling readers when used individually or in small groups. Students are taught explicitly to use and articulate multiple comprehension strategies when they read. Proven strategies that are incorporated in Rite Flight: Comprehension include evaluating prior knowledge, analyzing stories into story grammar components, prediction- and question-generation during reading, clarification-seeking and summarization.

The sequential introduction of strategies, followed by teacher modeling, student use with cueing and prompting and student-led instruction follows the Reciprocal Teaching model (Palincsar & Brown, 1984). The game-like quality of The Comprehension Mystery activities, paired with color-coded removable adhesive flags, engage the students’ interest and organize their identification of information in text as instruction shifts from teacher-directed to student-directed reading of both narrative and expository text.

Rite Flight: Comprehension can be used for students in grades one through eight. It can be used with students individually or in small groups. Since it only addresses one of the five components of effective reading instruction, Rite Flight: Comprehension is not appropriate for students identified with dyslexia.

Source: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

The Read Naturally Strategy…
Read Naturally

The Read Naturally Strategy combines the three powerful, research-proven strategies of teacher-modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring to create an effective tool that individualizes instruction and improves reading proficiency.

  • Builds fluency
  • Increases accuracy
  • Promotes comprehension
  • Supports vocabulary
  • Reinforces sight words
  • Builds automaticity in decoding
  • Motivates students to read
  • Increases self-esteem and self-confidence

Source: Read Naturally http://www.readnaturally.com/

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