Grades: 3 - 12
Corrective Reading provides intensive and accelerated reading intervention. The Direct Instruction program delivers tightly sequenced, carefully planned lessons that give struggling students the structure and practice necessary to become skilled, fluent readers and empowered learners.
Four levels for decoding plus four for comprehension address the varied reading deficits and skill levels found among older students.
Master the CCSS with the NEW Common Core Connection Kit.
Extended learning for your Corrective Reading program:
- Provides targeted instruction related to the skills and information presented in Reading Mastery® Signature Edition and Corrective Reading Decoding.
- Helps students meet the rigorous CCSS in vocabulary, writing, and comprehension through explicit instruction, modeling, guided practice, and independent practice.
- Core Resource Book offers leveled informational and narrative text reading opportunities to develop vocabulary and comprehension.
- SRA 2Inform makes collecting and interpreting student data easy so teachers can effectively respond to student needs.
Dynamic Digital Resources:
- Interactive Whiteboard Activities
- SRA 2Inform Online Progress Monitoring
- Research Projects
- Online Professional Development
- Teacher eBooks
Additional materials to help boost your Corrective Reading program:
- Teaching Tutor CD-ROMs
- *Practice for Standardized Tests
- *Ravenscourt Books
- *Content Connections
- *Teacher Resource Books
* These materials were developed by SRA for use with Corrective Reading and are not considered a component of the core program.
- Corrective Reading Overview Brochure
- Core Connections Overview Brochure
- Core Connections Overview Flyer
- Introduction to Comprehensive Strand
- Introduction to Decoding Strand
- Revision Summary
- Progress Monitoring
- Decoding Stories (Student Textbook) Readability Charts
- Independent, Instructional, and Frustrational Reading Levels
Comprehension (Teacher Edition)
- Level A Fast Cycle - Lesson 8
- Level A - Lesson 52
- Level B1 - Lesson 13
- Level B2 – Lesson 52
- Level C - Lesson 45
Decoding (Teacher Edition)
Scope and Sequence
- Comprehension A (includes Fast Cycle)
- Comprehension B1 (includes Fast Cycle)
- Comprehension B2
- Comprehension C
Practice and Review Activities
- Comprehension (User's Guide)
- Decoding (User's Guide)
- Software Installation and Initial Setup Instructions
- Corrective Reading Success in Middle School and High School
- Lupien Success Story
- Research Base and Validation for SRA Corrective Reading
This report describes the research that went into the development of Corrective Reading. It also provides summaries of research studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of Corrective Reading for increasing student achievement among a variety of settings.
- Using Direct Instruction Programs as Intervention Programs in Grades K-3
This article is about the use of Direct Instruction as an intervention program in schools that are using a core (basal) reading program that does not meet the instructional needs of their at-risk children. It provides an analysis and shows the benefits of using Reading Mastery, Horizons, or Corrective Reading as an Intervention program.
- National Assessment of Title 1 Final Report
Conducted just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU), the evaluation has explored the extent to which the four reading programs can affect both the word-level reading skills (phonemic decoding, fluency, accuracy) and reading comprehension of students in grades three and five who were identified as struggling readers by their teachers and by low test scores. Ultimately, it provides educators with rigorous evidence of what could happen in terms of reading improvement if intensive, small-group reading programs like the ones in this study were introduced in many schools.
Randomized Controlled Studies
- Fostering the Development of Reading Skill Through Supplemental Instruction: Results for Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Students
This article reports the effects of a 2-year supplemental reading program for students in kindergarten through third grade that focused on the development of decoding skills and reading fluency.
- Corrective Reading Shown Effective with Special Needs Middle Schoolers
An Ohio middle school finds Corrective Reading effective in increasing reading skill in students with special needs.
Other Scientific Research
- The What Works Clearinghouse Review of Corrective Reading
The What Works Clearinghouse conducted a meta=analysis of all the research materials pertaining to Corrective Reading, and determined the program had a potentially positive effect on reading outcomes for students.
- Direct Instruction and the Teaching of Early Reading: Wisconsin's Teacher-Led Insurgency
The authors of this report summarize some of the research supporting the use of Direct Instruction to teach early reading skills. They also discuss some of the barriers educators face when attempting to implement Direct Instruction, specifically proponents of whole language teaching. Finally the researchers describe schools and teachers in Wisconsin that have achieved excellent results with Direct Instruction and how this is changing the minds of many critics.
- Effects of Corrective Reading on the Reading Abilities and Classroom Behaviors of Middle School Students with Reading Deficits and Challenging Behavior
A multiple probe design was employed for this study to assess the effectiveness of the Corrective Reading program (Engelmann et al., 1999) on students’ reading fluency and behavior during reading-related instruction. Direct observations assess the students' reading skills and cognition, which show improved growth.
- Special Education and Direct Instruction: An Effective Combination
Research shows strong evidence of success when Direct Instruction programs are used with students with special needs. In fact, Direct Instruction is one of only seven interventions proven effective (Forness, Kavale, Blum & Lloyd, 1997). With its research-supported design and systematic delivery, Direct Instruction is often referred to as a program for special education or at-risk students.