Category Archives: Middle School Learners

Ohio Middle and Elementary Students See Up to Four Times Greater Reading Growth with MindPlay

Reading Challenge: An Ohio district is faced with 129 identified middle and elementary school struggling readers. District Profile: 1100 students; Grades K-12; 40% Free/Reduced Lunch The Story: At Cardinal Local School […]

Special Education and Tier III Middle School Students Exceed Reading Program Expectations Using MindPlay

Reading Challenge: Bringing high-risk middle school students to grade level in reading. Cheryl Efird is “Operation Graduation” Reading Teacher at Morgan County Middle School in Madison, GA. The 718-student, grade […]

Middle School Struggling Readers Average Two to Three Years’ Grade Level Growth in One Semester

Reading Challenge: Middle school students are up to four grade levels below in reading. Richard Wiley, Ed.S., M.Ed., is EL and Tier III Reading Interventionist at Lou Mendive Middle School […]

Middle School Struggling Readers Succeed on MVRC

Reading challenge: Motivating struggling middle school students to envision a brighter future through literacy. In the summer of 2016, Reading Interventionist Tammi Humphreys was hired by Tanglewood Middle School in […]

Tech-Savvy Intervention Manager Harnesses Grapevine for Educator Buy-In

Reading Challenge: Promoting use of MindPlay as a K-12 reading solution. Houston Independent School District’s Intervention Program Manager, Mary Miner, says it was viral communication about MindPlay’s success that inspired […]

A Coordinator of Continuous Improvement Supports a Transitioning District

Reading Challenge: Guiding Reading Intervention Across 13 K-12 Schools As Coordinator of Continuous Improvement for the Manor Independent School District in Manor, Texas, Jennifer Brewer describes herself as the “middleman” […]

Rural Wisconsin Middle School Customizes Learning for At-Risk Students

Reading Challenge: Implementing an adaptive and affordable reading solution for struggling middle school students. In the far western edge of Wisconsin, the primarily rural community of Prescott is fueled by […]

Student Greatly Improves Reading, Spelling, Stuttering Issues

by Brandie Genske A middle school boy is challenged with stuttering and unintelligible spelling. Sixth grader Evan was a boy “dear to my heart,” says Special Education and district support […]

Middle School Struggling Readers Succeed on MVRC

An Interview with Mark Maudlin, Principal Urey Middle School, John Glenn School Corporation, Walkerton, Indiana In January, 2016, we placed 30 students who were reading two or more levels below […]

Middle and High School “Critical” Readers Succeed on MVRC

From Carrie O’Donnell Students from our inner city school come to us missing a lot of reading skills. I see approximately 49 percent of our sixth through eleventh grade students. […]