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Designed for YOU!

Karen Erickson discusses what the Readtopia curriculum means for the students we work with.

YOUR Students with…

  • Autism
  • Cognitive or developmental disabilities
  • Complex communication needs
  • Multiple disabilities

Caroline Musselwhite discusses what makes Readtopia different from other products.

YOUR Students who are…

  • In intermediate grades, middle school, high school or transition programs
  • Emergent readers, writers, and communicators through those who are reading text with comprehension at about a 3rd grade level
  • At the beginning stages of learning English

Jerry Stemach discusses Readtopia's design principles.

YOUR Classroom…

  • Self-contained special needs classrooms
  • Resource special needs classrooms
  • English language learning and bilingual programs
  • Supplemental RTI and Summer School programs
  • Home School Settings

Readtopia was specifically designed to support classroom communities of learning made up of students working at multiple ability levels

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Emergent Readers...

  • are beginning symbolic communicators 
  • may have access to communication systems that allow them to make choices, requests, and comments, but these skills can also be developed as part of the curriculum in Readtopia
  • are in the early stages of print awareness
  • are working to be engaged during Shared Reading interactions

Transitional Readers…

  • have a means of communication (speech, sign, or symbols)
  • make connections between spoken and written words
  • are engaged during longer shared reading interactions
  • can read some sight words, familiar and predictable words

Conventional Readers... 

  • have an extensive sight word vocabulary
  • effective decoding strategies
  • can read unfamiliar texts at the 2nd or 3rd grade readability equivalency level with fluency and comprehension

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