The READ 180 Model for Blended Learning

The READ 180 Model for Blended Learning is based on over 15 years of research and results and provides flexible instruction that complements district scheduling needs and maximizes the number of students served.

  • Whole-Group Instruction

    Teachers begin the class by facilitating systematic instruction in reading skills and strategies, academic vocabulary, writing, and grammar to the whole class.

  • Station Rotations

  • Instructional Technology

    Students work independently on the READ 180 Software where they follow an individualized learning path that allows them to work within their zone of proximal development.

  • Small Group

    Students receive individualized, data-driven instruction that meets their unique learning needs while building meaningful relationships with their teacher.

  • Independent Reading

    Students engage with complex, content-rich literature and informational texts that they can read with success and apply their newly acquired vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Single Period*

Students engage with their teachers in Whole-Group Instruction daily and participate in all three station rotations (Small-Group Learning, Instructional Technology, and Modeled & Independent Reading) over two days.

*Scholastic recommends that students receive an additional period of core literacy instruction in addition to a single period of READ 180.

Single Period Case Study
See it in Action
Day A: Students and educators engage in Whole-Group Instruction and complete one-station rotation.
  • Whole-Group Instruction (20 minutes)

  • Complete One Station-Rotation(15–34 minutes)

  • Whole-Group Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

Day B: Students and educators complete two station rotations and finish class with a Whole-Group Wrap-Up.
  • Complete One Station-Rotation(17–27 minutes each)

  • Whole-Group Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

 

 

 

*Scholastic recommends that students receive an additional period of core literacy instruction in addition to a single period of READ 180.

Extended Single Period*

In this READ 180 Experience, students begin with Whole-Group Instruction. Then they cycle through each of the three station rotations (Small-Group Learning, Instructional Technology, and Modeled & Independent Reading) in a single class period.

Extended Single Period Case Study
See it in Action
  • Whole-Group Instruction (10–20 minutes)

  • Complete Three Station-Rotations (18–23 minutes each)

 

*Scholastic recommends that students receive an additional period of core literacy instruction in addition to a single period of READ 180.

Double Period

Students begin with Whole-Group Instruction, then engage each of the three station rotations (Small-Group Learning, Instructional Technology, and Modeled & Independent Reading), and end the class period with Whole-Group Wrap-Up.

Double Period Case Study
See it in Action
  • Whole-Group Instruction (15–20 minutes)

  • Complete Three Station-Rotations (20 minutes each)

  • Whole-Group Wrap-Up (5–10 minutes)