A three-tier model of reading instruction supported by technology

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The reading performance of poor and minority children is far below that of more advantaged children in most developed countries. Several comprehensive school reform strategies have been found to significantly improve children’s achievement but more effective, replicable models are needed to significantly reduce reading gaps. This article describes an evidence-based, technology-supported literacy program that integrates core classroom instruction, follow-up small-group remedial support, and one-to-one tutoring for struggling readers. This three-tier model has been developed by revising the Success for All reading program to create a technology-based program that is presented on interactive whiteboards, supported by two computer-assisted tutoring programs to support struggling readers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-297
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Learning
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • reading instruction
  • peer-assisted learning
  • computer-assisted learning

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