HarBur Reading Center

Students accessing reading comprehension support at Har-Bur Middle school primarily receive instruction using the following programs. See below for a brief description of these programs. 

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System (LLI) from the Heinemann website is an intensive, small-group, supplementary literacy intervention for students who find reading and writing difficult. The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading. The LLI systems are designed to:

  • Advance the literacy learning of students not meeting grade-level expectations in reading
  • Deepen and expand comprehension with close reading
  • Elevate the expertise of teachers
  • Increase reading volume by engaging students in large amounts of successful daily reading
  • Increase student engagement with books that build knowledge
  • Intervene with small groups of struggling readers to maximize growth
  • Meet the needs of struggling readers
  • Monitor student progress.

Students may receive reading comprehension support through our reading center three to six days of our six day schedule rotation cycle.

Read Live from https://www.readnaturally.com/product/read-naturally-live
is a web-based software suite of reading programs designed for assessing and improving reading skills. The programs Read Live offers are:

Read Naturally Live provides...

  • An interactive, online reading program, often used for RTI implementation.
  • Options to easily differentiate the program to meet individual needs.
  • Motivating informational text for reluctant readers, from first grade to adult.
  • Extensive, computer-generated reports on student progress.
  • Nonfiction reading opportunities as required by Common Core State Standards.
  • Spanish translations for stories in early Sequenced levels.


  • Build fluency and motivation by reading short, nonfiction passages.
  • Increase reading accuracy and expression with audio support.
  • Strengthen comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Develop automaticity in decoding (Phonics levels).
  • Work independently most of the time.
  • Experience success and an improved attitude toward reading.


Fast ForWord from https://www.scilearn.com/products/fast-forword is an evidence-based program that uses a revolutionary 3-step intervention model to directly target and fix the root causes of language and reading difficulty so learners make fast improvements that continue even after they finish the program.. Designed by renowned neuroscientists, the New Fast ForWord is the ideal solution for K-12 intervention.

1. Fast ForWord prepares the brain for reading by improving the language and cognitive skills that are weak in struggling students (MAPS — memory, attention, processing speed, and sequencing).

2.With Fast ForWord, your students receive personalized, intensive practice on a wide variety of language and reading skills - more than any other approach or intervention. Intensity is the key to getting far better results — fast.

3.Using speech verification technology, our program listens to students as they read aloud and provides corrective guided reading feedback to help reinforce new language and reading skills and rapidly build fluency comprehension.



Two Additional Programs we will be implementing within the Reading Department include:

Lexia Core 5 Reading is a technology-based reading program that provides explicit and in-depth instruction in six areas of reading: (Phonological Awareness, Structural Analysis, Vocabulary, Phonics. Fluency, and Comprehension) for students in Pre-K through Grade 5.

Lexia PowerUp is a technology-based reading program which helps students in grades 6 and above to become proficient readers and confident learners. The program is organized into three instructional strands: Word Study, Grammar, and Comprehension.

The link below will provide you additional information on the Lexia Core 5 and Lexia Power Up programs.

Lexia Learning

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