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Accelerate Learning: Fast ForWord's New Reading Comprehension Program

Posted by Peter Barnes on August 6, 2021 at 1:14 PM

If you’d like your child or students to be a better reader then Fast ForWord Reading Comprehension program could help.

The exercises work on the underlying skills of Working Memory, Attention,Processing and Sequencing this helps all learning becomes easier.

What to expect from Reading Comprehension

  • A concentrated focus on reading comprehension and the sub-skills that build it, from fluent decoding and grammar skills, to comprehension strategies 
  • Practice in reading for understanding with a wide range of texts, including fiction, expository prose, tables, instructions, diagrams, and flowcharts—the kinds of texts that students encounter when reading to learn across the subject areas
  • A new look and feel, with graphics age-appropriate for secondary learners and motivational features to keep students engaged and learning
  • Improved adaptivity and responsiveness, so that individual students get the content they need at the right level of challenge
  • Just-in-time supports, to help students work more independently and stay motivated
  • A safe learning environment, where students can take chances without fear of judgment by their peers
  • The same research-driven design and content that have made Fast ForWord a reliable, evidence-based solution for over 20 years.

Here's a preview of the new exercises and skills they target:

1. Art Walk

Goal: Develop reading comprehension skills by manipulating grammatical forms and structures to construct sentences about visual information.

Language/Reading Skills Cognitive Skills
English Grammar Memory
Word Structure & Knowledge Attention
Fluency Processing
Word Learning Strategies Sequencing
Academic Language  
Independent Reading  
Monitoring Comprehension  
Interpreting Visual Information  
  Artwalk

Fast ForWord goes deeper than other reading and literacy programs by simultaneously building language/reading skills and the cognitive skills underlying them. Learn more by watching this short video.

2. Cognobot

Goal: Develop reading comprehension skills by answering literal, cause-and-effect, relationship, and inferential questions about fiction and nonfiction texts.

Language/Reading Skills Cognitive Skills
Following Directions Memory
Fluency Attention
Word Learning Strategies Processing
Academic Language Sequencing
Key Ideas & Details  
Independent Reading  
Monitoring Comprehension  
Craft & Structure  
Drawing Inferences  
Interpreting Visual Information  

Cognobot_

3. Data Stream

Goal: Develop reading comprehension strategies for both fiction and nonfiction by working with graphic organizers and summaries. 

Language/Reading Skills Cognitive Skills
Fluency Memory
Word Learning Strategies Attention
Academic Language Processing
Key Ideas & Details Sequencing
Independent Reading  
Monitoring Comprehension  
Craft & Structure  
Drawing Inferences  
Interpreting Visual Information  

Data Stream

4. Print Shop

Goal: Develop reading comprehension skills by selecting the correct paraphrase of a narrative text.

Language/Reading Skills Cognitive Skills
English Grammar Memory
Word Structure & Knowledge Attention
Fluency Processing
Key Ideas & Details Sequencing
Independent Reading  
Monitoring Comprehension  

Print Shop

5. Road Trip

Goal: Develop reading comprehension skills by selecting the best word to complete a sentence.

Language/Reading Skills Cognitive Skills
Phonics/Decoding Memory
Word Structure & Knowledge Attention
Fluency Processing
Word Learning Strategies Sequencing
Academic Language  
Independent Reading  
Monitoring Comprehension  

Road Trip

 

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