Read 180

What is Read 180?

READ 180 is a research-based program with proven results in raising student reading achievement. READ 180 uses cutting-edge technology to deliver individualized reading instruction for each student, provide valuable practice with essential reading skills and strategies, and motivate students to become confident and lifelong readers.

In our READ 180 class, your child and I will work together to:

• Bring his or her reading proficiency up to grade level

• Apply reading and writing strategies to other subjects such as social studies, science, and math

• Develop multi-paragraph writing skills

• Build knowledge and develop essential literacy skills for college and career readiness

• Develop a deep level of confidence in themselves and their reading abilities

READ 180 Universal will challenge your child to work hard, and by doing so, he or she can attain reading success. Offer encouragement and provide support at home by visiting the library, setting aside reading time, and discussing the books your child reads.

How you can support your student reading at home:

During the school year, we are working on improving oral reading fluency. Here are three activities you can use to support these efforts at home.

1. Read Aloud Have your child read part of a book or an article to you, relatives, or family friends. The extra practice will build confidence and help improve fluency.

2. Take Turns Read aloud one paragraph, page, or short chapter of a book. Then have your child read the next paragraph, page, or chapter. Continue this activity every day or week.

3. Echo-Read Read aloud a paragraph, page, or chapter of a book. Then have your child read the same section back to you. Feel free to make encouraging comments.

Remember, even as your child gets older, reading together remains an important way to spend time together and to practice reading skills. Be sure to help your child set aside time for reading practice at home each day.

Enjoy Reading Together!

update on new reading standards:

Like many families, you may have heard that there are new standards for students in California, and you may be wondering what these new standards mean for your child.

In 2010, the California State Board of Education adopted the California Common Core State Standards for all students. The English Language Arts Standards describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language that all students need for college and career readiness. Districts and schools decide how to meet the standards and how to adjust instruction to meet students’ individual needs. To learn more about the Standards, visit:

Your child is participating in READ 180, an innovative multimedia program that helps students become better readers. This strategic reading system accelerates all readers to grade-level independence by helping them to:

• Engage with a broad range of informational and literary texts.

• Think critically and evaluate complex texts.

• Strengthen comprehension, writing, listening and speaking skills.

• Develop academic and content-area vocabulary.

If you have questions about the Standards or how the curriculum is supporting your child to meet them, please don’t hesitate to contact your student's teacher.

how to support your student on testing days

• Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.

• Help your child wake up in time to prepare for school.

• Ensure your child eats a well-balanced breakfast.

• Give your child positive words of encouragement to help him or her feel relaxed and comfortable about the test.

• Ensure that your child arrives on time and prepared for the test.

Thank you for supporting these efforts!

• Asegúrese de que su niño/a duerme bien por la noche.

• Ayude a que su niño/a se levante con tiempo suficiente para la escuela.

• Cerciórese de que su niño/a tiene un desayuno balanceado.

• Dígale palabras que le estimulen positivamente para que se sienta relajado y cómodo a la hora de tomar el examen.

• Asegúrese de que su niño/a llega a la escuela a tiempo y preparado para tomar el examen.

¡Gracias por su apoyo a nuestro esfuerzo!