Designed for YOU!
Karen Erickson discusses what the Readtopia curriculum means for the students we work with.
YOUR Students with…
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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