Overview - READING MILESTONES PLACEMENT & MONITORING TEST
Reading Milestones is an alternative, language-controlled program designed to take readers to approximately a fifth grade reading level. It is especially effective for students with hearing impairments and language delays or learning differences, and students who are learning English language learners. These students are aided by reading materials designed to match their language levels and that progress in steps small enough to ensure continued success in reading. Success from the beginning of the learning-to-read experience motivates students to read and to continue learning. Reading Milestones helps ensure that students from many populations can begin their reading experiences successfully by using an adjusted language level, controlled vocabulary, controlled syntax, and repetition.
Revised Fourth Edition Improvements
The fourth edition of Reading Milestones includes instructional and reinforcement tasks that focus on developing phonemic awareness and phonics in a language context in the workbook activities, the spelling program, and the Teacher's Guide.
Each level contains 10 readers per level, with six stories per reader. Vocabulary and syntax gradually increase in complexity. Readers feature glossaries, lists of new words and syntax, pictures used as visual cues for words, and factual and fiction story themes. Multicultural groups are represented and urban and rural settings are used in the stories.
Reproducible PDFs of workbook activities for each reader are included on the reproducible materials flash drive. Activities includes picture/word matching exercises, word/sentence completion, story sequencing, creative writing, and semantic mapping. Completion is documented on the student achievement record.
PDFs of spelling activities for each reader are included on the reproducible materials flash drive. Activities include pretest, mastery test, and a range of spelling practice exercises. Completion is documented on the student achievement record.
One per level includes step-by-step teaching instructions for readers, workbook activities, and spelling; sample lesson plans; pre- and post-reading activities; comprehension questions; and supplemental activities.
Placement and Monitoring Test
This informal test (sold separately) places students in the correct level and monitors their progress throughout the program.
Each Level Includes
• Teacher's Guide
• Boxed Set of 10 Readers
• Reproducible Materials Flash Drive (PDFs of workbook activities, spelling cards, & word cards)
• 10-pack of Student Achievement Records
• Sturdy Storage Box