BrightFish Reading provides research-based, online instruction for struggling readers in grade 2 through high school. Students move from decoding to comprehension while builiding fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills that align to South Carolina ELA standards. The program is state-approved as a support tool for high school special education students. Download the brochure here.
To arrange a demonstration for your team, contact Anne Alman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BrightFish Reading breaks down grade-level text and uses mastery learning for independent reading. BrightFish Reading offers:
◆ Wide range of nonfiction and fiction for grades 2 through high school.
◆ Instruction that reinforces ELA standards and supports MTSS.
◆ Scaffolded learning with engaging content, feedback and rewards.
◆ Browser-based for instant access on a wide range of devices.
◆ 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 passages to word level. Students work on visual match and sound match activities, 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 accurate, 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 teaching tools and student experience. Click on the demo icon or visit: https://admin.brightfishlearning.com.
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