We know that reading is a challenge for many struggling learners, particularly for underserved students – such as Title I, ELL, special education, homeless and migrant students. That’s why our online instruction is designed to help struggling students make rapid gains in reading – wherever they are learning. BrightFish Reading actively engages students in self-paced learning that builds proficiency in fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills for active, independent reading.
BrightFish Reading qualifies for Title 1, ACCESS and CARES funding.
BrightFish Reading offers:
◆ Wide range of nonfiction and fiction for grades 2 through high school.
◆ Self-paced learning designed to reinforce North Carolina standards.
◆ Scaffolded instruction with engaging content, feedback and rewards.
◆ Browser-based access on most devices for students and teachers.
◆Flexible for classroom, supplemental and distance/remote learning.
◆ Gains of 2+ grade levels in 15 minutes a day.
In order to comprehend text, readers need sufficient working memory to draw out the meaning from the words they read. In their information-processing model of automaticity, LeBerge and Samuels (1974) explained that mastering reading sub-skills (such as rapid word recognition) to the point of automaticity allows readers to use their cognitive capacity to attend to the meaning of what is being read. Slow, effortful word recognition inhibits reading comprehension because it consumes the working memory needed for understanding the content of the text (Begeney, 2013).
BrightFish Reading breaks down each passage to word level. Students work on visual match and sound match activities, moving from one and two-letter words up to the most difficult words in the passage. For each response, the BrightFish system measures accuracy and speed. Students must demonstrate automatic recognition of each word before moving to higher levels of difficulty.
Unique to BrightFish Reading is phrase fluency, where students demonstrate rapid and accurate processing of short phrases from the passage.
When students complete the fluency series of activities, they have mastered every word in the passage they are about to read.
Demo site – Review the BrightFish Reading scope and sequence and student experience on our Demonstration site. Click on the demo icon above or type in https://admin.brightfishlearning.com.
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