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Reading Milestones Starter Set (Levels 1-3)

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LEVEL 1: 
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 fourth-grade reading level. Level 1 is at preprimer-1.0 grade 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 and students learning English as a second language (ESL). 

Methodology 
Many students with hearing impairments and other special language needs experience a significant gap between their language base and the materials they are given to read. reading milestones was designed and constructed to minimize this gap by beginning with the simplest possible language to ensure initial success in reading and by increasing language acquisition (vocabulary, syntax, figurative language). Students work in very small steps, accompanied by constant reinforcement, to ensure continuing success. 

Vocabulary, language structures, and comprehension skills are introduced in small and constantly reinforced increments. The vocabulary was drawn from several high frequency word lists (including the Dolch Basic Sight Word List). All the essential comprehension skills-literal, inferential, evaluative, and critical reading skills-are introduced and practiced in workbook activities. Chunking (the separation of phrases by several spaces) is specifically used in the first three levels to aid in processing units larger than single words. reading milestones begins at the most basic language level. The program introduces vocabulary, syntax, and idiomatic language in very small steps and reinforces this learning before introducing new materials. 

The instructional design used in reading milestones provides educators-especially beginning teachers-with sufficient information to make the reading series a self-contained program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for teaching each story are provided in an easy-to-use format. 

Components 

Readers 

•Ten readers per level 
•Six stories per reader 
•Vocabulary and syntax gradually increase in complexity 
•Glossaries in every reader 
•Lists of new words and syntax 
•Pictures used as visual cues for words 
•Story themes vary from factual to fiction 
•Multicultural groups represented 
•Urban and rural settings used in the stories 
Workbooks 
•One workbook per reader 
•Picture/word matching exercises 
•Word/sentence completion 
•Story sequencing activities 
•Creative writing 
•Semantic mapping 
Spelling Books 
•Two spelling books per level 
•Spelling Book 1 covers readers 1-5 
•Spelling Book 2 covers readers 6-10 
•Pretest and mastery test 
•Range of spelling practice activities 
•Spelling progress chart at the end of each unit 
Teacher's Guides 
•One teacher guide per level 
•Step-by-step teaching instructions 
•Sample lesson plans 
•Pre- and postreading activities 
•Comprehension questions 
•Supplemental activities-e.g., related books, class activities 
Placement Tests 
•Administration guide 
•10 student test booklets A (Levels 1-3) or 10 student test booklets B (Levels 4-6) 
•Individual or small group assessment 
•Informal 
•Administered by teacher or aide 
•Complete scoring and placement information 

LEVEL 2: 
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 fourth-grade reading level. Level 2 is at 1.0-1.5 grade 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 and students learning English as a second language (ESL). 
Methodology 
Many students with hearing impairments and other special language needs experience a significant gap between their language base and the materials they are given to read. reading milestones was designed and constructed to minimize this gap by beginning with the simplest possible language to ensure initial success in reading and by increasing language acquisition (vocabulary, syntax, figurative language). Students work in very small steps, accompanied by constant reinforcement, to ensure continuing success. 

Vocabulary, language structures, and comprehension skills are introduced in small and constantly reinforced increments. The vocabulary was drawn from several high frequency word lists (including the Dolch Basic Sight Word List). All the essential comprehension skills-literal, inferential, evaluative, and critical reading skills-are introduced and practiced in workbook activities. Chunking (the separation of phrases by several spaces) is specifically used in the first three levels to aid in processing units larger than single words. reading milestones begins at the most basic language level. The program introduces vocabulary, syntax, and idiomatic language in very small steps and reinforces this learning before introducing new materials. 

The instructional design used in reading milestones provides educators-especially beginning teachers-with sufficient information to make the reading series a self-contained program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for teaching each story are provided in an easy-to-use format. 

Components 

Readers 

•Ten readers per level 
•Six stories per reader 
•Vocabulary and syntax gradually increase in complexity 
•Glossaries in every reader 
•Lists of new words and syntax 
•Pictures used as visual cues for words 
•Story themes vary from factual to fiction 
•Multicultural groups represented 
•Urban and rural settings used in the stories 
Workbooks 
•One workbook per reader 
•Picture/word matching exercises 
•Word/sentence completion 
•Story sequencing activities 
•Creative writing 
•Semantic mapping 
Spelling Books 
•Two spelling books per level 
•Spelling Book 1 covers readers 1-5 
•Spelling Book 2 covers readers 6-10 
•Pretest and mastery test 
•Range of spelling practice activities 
•Spelling progress chart at the end of each unit 
Teacher's Guides 
•One teacher guide per level 
•Step-by-step teaching instructions 
•Sample lesson plans 
•Pre- and postreading activities 
•Comprehension questions 
•Supplemental activities-e.g., related books, class activities 
Placement Tests 
•Administration guide 
•10 student test booklets A (Levels 1-3) or 10 student test booklets B (Levels 4-6) 
•Individual or small group assessment 
•Informal 
•Administered by teacher or aide 
•Complete scoring and placement information 

LEVEL 3: 
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 fourth-grade reading level. Level 3 is at 1.5-2.0 grade 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 and students learning English as a second language (ESL). 
Methodology 
Many students with hearing impairments and other special language needs experience a significant gap between their language base and the materials they are given to read. reading milestones was designed and constructed to minimize this gap by beginning with the simplest possible language to ensure initial success in reading and by increasing language acquisition (vocabulary, syntax, figurative language). Students work in very small steps, accompanied by constant reinforcement, to ensure continuing success. 

Vocabulary, language structures, and comprehension skills are introduced in small and constantly reinforced increments. The vocabulary was drawn from several high frequency word lists (including the Dolch Basic Sight Word List). All the essential comprehension skills-literal, inferential, evaluative, and critical reading skills-are introduced and practiced in workbook activities. Chunking (the separation of phrases by several spaces) is specifically used in the first three levels to aid in processing units larger than single words. reading milestones begins at the most basic language level. The program introduces vocabulary, syntax, and idiomatic language in very small steps and reinforces this learning before introducing new materials. 

The instructional design used in reading milestones provides educators-especially beginning teachers-with sufficient information to make the reading series a self-contained program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for teaching each story are provided in an easy-to-use format. 

Components 

Readers 

•Ten readers per level 
•Six stories per reader 
•Vocabulary and syntax gradually increase in complexity 
•Glossaries in every reader 
•Lists of new words and syntax 
•Pictures used as visual cues for words 
•Story themes vary from factual to fiction 
•Multicultural groups represented 
•Urban and rural settings used in the stories 
Workbooks 
•One workbook per reader 
•Picture/word matching exercises 
•Word/sentence completion 
•Story sequencing activities 
•Creative writing 
•Semantic mapping 
Spelling Books 
•Two spelling books per level 
•Spelling Book 1 covers readers 1-5 
•Spelling Book 2 covers readers 6-10 
•Pretest and mastery test 
•Range of spelling practice activities 
•Spelling progress chart at the end of each unit 
Teacher's Guides 
•One teacher guide per level 
•Step-by-step teaching instructions 
•Sample lesson plans 
•Pre- and postreading activities 
•Comprehension questions 
•Supplemental activities-e.g., related books, class activities 
Placement Tests 
•Administration guide 
•10 student test booklets A (Levels 1-3) or 10 student test booklets B (Levels 4-6) 
•Individual or small group assessment 
•Informal 
•Administered by teacher or aide 
•Complete scoring and placement information

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