Reading Milestones is the most popular reading program of its kind. This successful alternative, language-controlled program is designed to take readers to approximately a fifth grade reading level. It is especially effective for students with hearing impairments and language delays and is also widely used with others who have special language and reading needs, including individuals with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and English Language Learners (ELL). These students are aided by reading materials designed to match their language levels and which 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 accommodates the needs of such learners and has been developed to maximize their opportunities for success.
What’s New in the 4th Edition:
The core content of the program remains the same and now includes many
improvements. These include:
- Reading Milestones Placement and
Monitoring (RMPM) — Separately available, this informal test places students in the correct level of Reading
Milestones and monitors their progress through the program.
- New Look — Many new illustrations have
been added to the stories included in the Readers for all levels.
- Teacher’s Guide - The Teacher’s Guide has been
revised to include extensive information on recent research and best practices
in reading. Strategies for teaching have been expanded and reformatted for
clarity. Several useful appendixes have been added.
- Additional Stories — Many new stories have been
included with increased multicultural representation and full-color
illustrations. The number of stories in each Reader was increased for a
total of 6 stories per book and 60 stories for each level.
- Story Structure – Many stories were rewritten to
include more definite story structure. Knowledge of story structure helps
students focus on the components and aids in comprehension.
- Story Page
Layout — All sentences are complete on one
page or on opposing pages to aid the student in developing fluency.
— All workbook activities are now provided as reproducible worksheets that
can be printed from the Reading
Milestones Reproducible Materials Flash Drive, included in the kit. A
boxed, printed version of black line masters is also available separately.
- Spelling — The Spelling program has been
improved to develop phonological awareness skills, sound–spelling
correspondence, provide additional practice in word recognition to attain
automaticity, and improve accuracy in word spelling that will contribute
to writing fluency. All Spelling activities are now provided as
reproducible worksheets that can be printed from the Reading Milestones Reproducible Materials Flash Drive,
included in the kit. A boxed, printed version of black line masters is
also available separately.
- Student Achievement Record (SAR) — used to record the
student’s completion of each of the stories and activities in the workbook
and spelling materials across a level of the program. Space is provided
for comments regarding progress and recommendations. A package of 10 SARs
is included in the kit.
- Word Cards — Vocabulary words taught in
the program are displayed in two formats: as reproducible PDFs on the Reading Milestones Reproducible
Materials Flash Drive and as boxed, printed cards available separately.
The cards are grouped and alphabetized by corresponding reader and
numbered accordingly. Students can use the cards for practice in the
Spelling and other lesson activities, in group games, and as flash cards
in individual or group review.
Milestones Reproducible Materials Flash Drive — Included in each kit, now
reproducible PDFs are available for all Workbook Activities, Spelling and
Included in the Package: Teacher’s Guide, a boxed set of 10 Readers, Reproducible
Materials Flash Drive containing reproducible PDFs of Workbook activities,
Spelling, and Word Cards, a 10-pack of Student Achievement Records, all in a
sturdy storage box. Proed