6th Grade Teacher:
Special Day Class Teacher:
Rhoades to Reading is a sensible, easy to teach, reading program with lessons already planned. Best of all, students learn to read.
On his entry to middle school my grandson was reading on a 2nd grade level. After receiving around 30 one-to-one sessions he is now reading at grade level. He scores well on the State test in reading and is gaining in the confidence I had always hoped for.
Because of the help received using Rhoades to Reading, my daughter is now working at grade level, receiving excellent grades, and is spending less time on homework. Retention is no longer an issue. Best of all, my daughter does enjoy school.
Mother and Father
To whom it may concern: Since beginning Rhoades to Reading our son has had so much improvement in his reading skills. He was struggling with reading and so far behind his peers. After just a few weeks using Rhoades to Reading he went up eight reading levels, a surprise to his teacher and parents.
I just wanted to let you know that I received my daughter’s progress reports today and I was VERY happy. My daughter so far is getting straight A's. Her confidence in school has improved and she no longer worries herself to sleep at night (about not completing her work).
Supervisor of Teacher Education:
I am particularly impressed with the fact that the Rhoades to Reading program can be used successfully by any number of students at any level of learning. The students in these classes are extremely motivated; they personally see their level of performance and proficiency rising and are obviously enjoying their successful learning experience.
Excerpt from Rhoades to Reading: A Successful Middle School Reading Program
By Tonianne Merante
California Middle School News Vol.20 No4
I’m happy to have this class.
Thank you for helping me this year.
I feel great about myself. I’m very happy.
Now that I have been in this class, I have been doing my homework.
I feel great that I got into this class because I’m doing better in my other classes.
Reading/writing success is the class that I like most
Now I can read and write better and don’t have to ask what the words are.
These comments and more were made by students enrolled in the reading/writing success classes that are part of the Rhoades to Reading program.
The classes were formed several years ago in an attempt to help the more that 60 percent of students who were seriously deficient in reading ability, performing two or more years below grade level. These students were not achieving academic success in their content area classes.
A schedule was implemented which allowed time for reading instruction, but we lacked a program which would raise students’ reading levels and be user-friendly for teachers with little knowledge of teaching reading.
The need was answered when the Rhoades to Reading program was …implemented. The program was used with up to 35 students in a class. The positive results were significant.