Comprehensive Support for English Language Learners

READ 180 offers an array of special features designed to offer targeted support for English language learners.


Core Program Features

READ 180 benefits all English language learners (ELLs) through explicit academic language instruction, opportunities for structured academic discussion, scaffolded writing techniques, and added teacher support.

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Builds Background Knowledge

Anchor Videos introduce each rBook Workshop, helping students build background knowledge and develop mental models before accessing rBook readings.

Embedded Language Goals in Each Lesson

Targeted oral and academic language goals are built into each rBook and LBook lesson, with structured, accountable tasks and instructional routines needed to achieve them.

Technology-Assisted Language Development

Students have daily opportunities for oral reading and academic listening practice with Student Software, including recording and play-back for self-assessment.

Scaffolds for Improved Writing

The rBook and the Topic Software scaffold the academic writing and revision process for students.

Second Language Support

The READ 180 Software provides second-language support in five languages.

Multicultural Content

Multicultural, relevant content in rBook readings, Independent Reading libraries, and Topic Software engage students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Builds Background Knowledge
  • Embedded Language Goals in Each Lesson
  • Technology-Assisted Language Development
  • Scaffolds for Improved Writing
  • Second Language Support
  • Multicultural Content
LBook Teaching System

The companion LBook supports English learners at all language proficiency stages. Created by Senior Advisor and rBook co-author Dr. Kate Kinsella, the LBook Teaching Guide and student worktexts can be used in Whole- and Small-Group Instruction to support and extend rBook instruction before and after lessons. The LBook helps students master the academic language, vocabulary, and grammar they need to reach grade-level standards.

Differentiated Instruction for All ELLs

Differentiated supports help English language learners at multiple proficiency levels access the rBook reading and writing instruction.

Explicit Academic Language Instruction

Explicit instruction and routines develop the academic language proficiency students need to participate and succeed across content areas.

Scaffolded Vocabulary Instruction

The LBook exposes students to high-utility words and the academic vocabulary needed to successfully access rBook content and instruction.

Structured Academic Engagement Routines

Meaningful, structured interactions and engagement routines systematically address students’ oral language development for effective communication.

Scaffolded Instruction for Precise Writing

Structured approaches to teaching the vocabulary and conventions support and strengthen students' ability to write across genres.

Transferrable Skills

The LBook frontloads language that students need for rBook reading and writing tasks by addressing transferable skills from students' primary language acquisition.

  • Differentiated Instruction for All ELLs
  • Explicit Academic Language Instruction
  • Scaffolded Vocabulary Instruction
  • Structured Academic Engagement Routines
  • Scaffolded Instruction for Precise Writing
  • Transferrable Skills