DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager/Sopris Learning, a division of Cambium Learning ® Group, a leading educational solutions and services company committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services, today announced the release of REWARDS Secondary, Third Edition. This explicit, systematic, research-validated reading intervention program produces measurable results in approximately six weeks—improving reading skills, comprehension, and reading confidence.
Developed by authors Anita L. Archer, Ph.D., Mary M. Gleason, Ph.D., and Vicky Vachon, Ph.D., REWARDS is grounded in extensive research and a classroom-tested strategy. REWARDS, an acronym for Reading Excellence: Word Attack and Rate Development Strategies, is a specialized reading intervention program designed to teach secondary students a flexible, highly effective strategy for decoding the multisyllabic words frequently found in content-area texts. It also increases oral and silent reading rates and expands student knowledge of general academic and domain-specific vocabulary.
REWARDS Secondary, Third Edition, has been revised to directly address the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Foundational Skills, Language, and Reading Informational Text . The program has been used successfully in a wide range of settings, including general education classes (Response to Intervention, RtI, Tier 1—core instruction), intervention classes (RtI, Tier 2 and Tier 3), and summer-school and after-school programs."We are excited to release REWARDS Secondary, Third Edition," said George Logue, president of Voyager/Sopris Learning. "We are confident that this enhanced reading intervention will help students fill gaps in foundational skills, and prepare them for the rigorous standards in the Common Core." Results reported in the REWARDS Research Base indicate that the program provides students with essential decoding skills, a highly generalizable strategy for reading longer words, and the practice necessary to read words, sentences, and passages in various subject areas successfully and independently. For more information and results data on REWARDS Secondary, Third Edition, visit www.rewardsreading.com or call 800-547-6747. About Cambium Learning Group Cambium Learning Group is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. Cambium Learning Group is composed of four business units: Voyager/Sopris Learning ( www.voyagerlearning.com | www.soprislearning.com ) ; Learning A–Z ® ( www.learninga-z.com ); ExploreLearning ® ( www.explorelearning.com ); and Kurzweil Educational Systems ® ( www.kurzweiledu.com ) and IntelliTools ® ( www.intellitools.com ). Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment. For more information, visit www.cambiumlearning.com . Media Contact: Sandy RothsteinCambium Learning Group, Inc.800-547-6747 email@example.com Investor Contact: Philip DavisCambium Learning Group, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Cambium Learning Group
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