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Reading Inspires Students to Excel


Reading Inspires Students to Excel

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Key Features


Accelerate your students" RISE to reading success!

Jan Richardson, Ph.D., and Ellen Lewis, M.Ed., have recast Richardson"s proven Next Step Forward guided reading framework as a powerful Tier II intervention. Scholastic RISE provides targeted, short-term guided reading instruction in reading comprehension, word study and phonics, and guided writing. After six to eight weeks in RISE, nearly all students gain the confidence, proficiency, and skills they need to excel as readers and meet grade-level benchmarks.

RISE (Levels C-N) builds foundational skills

How it works:

  • Groups of four students rotate through four instructional stations

  • Students read and reread a book to build comprehension and engage in word study and guided writing

  • Implement for 45-60 minutes a day for six to eight weeks

RISE Up (Levels O-Z) develops comprehension strategies

How it works:

  • Groups of four students rotate through three instructional stations.

  • Students practice different comprehension strategies on the same short text.

  • Implement 45 minutes a day for six to eight weeks.

Program Components:


  • Trade books (Levels C-N): 96 unique titles with eight student copies per titles

  • Picture Sorting Cards

  • Rime Magic for RISE


  • Short reads (Levels O-Z): 96 unique articles with eight student copies per title

  • Comprehension card set

Both programs

  • Richardson"s foundational book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading

  • Implementation Guide

  • Station Handbooks with instructional cards and lesson guides for each text

  • A teacher portal with resources, videos, and more

  • A student portal for home reading practice


“This swift and intensive intervention produces amazing results!It builds the necessary foundation that instills the confidence and ability striving readers need to read and learn.”
— Mary Randolph, Principal, Springfield Estates Elementary School, A National Blue Ribbon School, Springfield, Virginia

About the Author

Jan Richardson Ph.D.
Bestselling author of The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, an educational consultant, and a leading expert in guided reading with experience as a Reading Recovery® teacher leader, a staff developer, and a teacher of every grade—K-12.

Ellen Lewis M.Ed.
Author of the Next Step Forward in Guided Reading Study Guide as well as several children's books, and literacy consultant with more than three decades of literacy teaching experience as a reading teacher and Reading Recovery® teacher.

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS858382
  • ISBN13: 9781338583823
  • Format: Professional Resources
  • Grades: 1 and up


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