Evidence-based routines enable teachers and students to focus on building foundational skills, fluency, comprehension, and knowledge.
Screening and diagnostic assessments ensure all students get what they need to meet or exceed grade-level.
Using reading diagnostic data, teachers sort students into small groups for targeted intervention and remediation.
Bookworms differentiates instruction at the foundational skills level rather than the text level to help students accelerate their reading growth.
Students build knowledge and learn vocabulary by reading a wide range of themes and topics.
Fosters incidental vocabulary acquisition by ensuring kids hear, read, and speak a high volume of words every day.
“Bookworms has transformed our understanding of how kids learn to read, and elevated our capacity to provide great instruction.”
Principal, Seaford Central Elementary
Bookworms consists of three 45-minute segments that can be scheduled in any order:
1. English Language Arts
– Teachers read above-grade level text, modeling inferential thinking and comprehension strategies.
– Focused grammar instruction and related written responses require students to write about what they’re reading.
2. Shared reading
– Students read grade-level texts out loud with support of the teacher to foster fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
3. Differentiated reading instruction
– Teachers use assessments to group students and provide targeted instruction to help them excel.
We tailor professional learning and support recommendations to each district’s schedule, staffing, and delivery needs. In addition to our curriculum-embedded professional learning content, we offer:
We meet you where you are on the digital continuum:
Bookworms K–5 Reading and Writing was developed by Dr. Sharon Walpole with the support of the University of Delaware. Bookworms is designed with best-practices from literacy research and has generated impressive results for improving student achievement.