90 mins (daily lessons)
Beginning readers who have learned to decode, but need more sophisticated reading strategies.
Reading Wings is a reading curriculum that uses Success for All’s core instructional structures to target vocabulary development, reading comprehension, fluency, oral-language development, and written expression by providing students ample opportunities with both narrative and expository text.
Lesson cycles (5-6 day) are built around a single narrative or expository text. Contains peer-assisted learning strategies and teamwork activities. Includes advanced phonics lessons and interactive whiteboard components directly tied to lessons.
The program provides instruction focused on targeted reading skills and strategies. All the instruction accompanying each five- or six-day lesson cycle centers around a narrative or expository trade book or basal selection, allowing for background building, specific and technical vocabulary development, utilization of targeted skills, team discussion, relevant writing activities, and assessment.
Reading Wings further supports reading comprehension through intensive, engaging introductions to each of the four core comprehension strategies used in reciprocal teaching—clarifying, questioning, predicting, and summarizing. Comprehension strategy instruction occurs throughout the year, and is reinforced in other lessons.
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