- Early Start
- Right Start/Buen Comienzo
- Intervention by Design
QuickReads are short texts to be read quickly and with meaning. The QuickReads program consists of six levels: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Each level contains three books, and each book contains 30 texts (90 texts per level). These texts support automaticity with the high-frequency words and phonics/syllabic patterns needed to be a successful reader at a particular grade level. Additionally, with topics in two subject areas: social studies and science, texts in the QuickReads program encourage meaning and comprehension. Book 1 includes texts on Civics, and Life Science. Book 2 includes texts on Economics, Geography, and Earth Science. Book 3 includes texts on History, and Physical Science. (taken from quickreads.org)
QuickReads Level Grade-level curriculum High-frequency words Phonics and syllable patterns Level A Early Grade 2 300 most frequent words All long and short vowel patterns in single-syllable words Level B Grade 2 400 most frequent words All long and short vowel patterns, and r-controlled vowells in single-syllable words Level C Grade 3 1,000 most frequent words All vowel patterns in single-syllable words Level D Grade 4 1,000 most frequent words Two-syllable words Level E Grade 5 2,500 most frequent words Mutli-syllable words with inflected endings Level F Grade 6 5,000 most frequent words Mutli-syllable words with inflected endings
QuickReads texts are written at the independent level for a grade. That means that 98% or more of the words in a text fit the grade-level curriculum. QuickReads texts are at a length that a grade-level reader should be able to read when reading fluently in one minute.
QuickReads Level Grade-level curriculum Target number of words per minute Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Level A Early Grade 2 80 words 90 words 100 words Level B Grade 2 90 words 100 words 110 words Level C Grade 3 100 words 110 words 120 words Level D Grade 4 110 words 120 words 130 words Level E Grade 5 120 words 130 words 140 words Level F Grade 6 130 words 140 words 150 words
QuickReads strengthens fluency and comprehension, while building background knowledge in science and social studies. Each QuickReads level includes three books, covering six topics with five passages per topic.
To find information about the research underlying the development of Quick Reads, click on QuickReads Research.