QuickReads ESSA Strong Rated Intervention Program Instructional Routine

Dr. Heibert’s research shows that struggling readers lack automaticity. They struggle to recognize words. The QuickReads instructional technique builds automaticity with modeling and repeated rereadings. Students read each text passage three times: the technique includes 1) Silent reading or read aloud, 2) Modeled reading, and 3) Timed reading. It’s a manageable and effective routine for developing students’ fluency and confidence.


T Is for Technique: QuickReads Emphasizes Modeling and Rereading.


Three-Reads Instructional Routine

Students build automaticity and word recognition from modeling and rereading. Teachers can vary the task with partner readings, audio recordings, and choral readings.

    Students read aloud or silently, connecting what they know.
    The teacher models fluent reading, and the students can read along.
    Students read as much as they can in a one-minute, timed rereading. 


Benchmark Assessments

Each level of QuickReads includes easy-to-use Benchmark Assessments. These help you determine a student’s placement, word mastery, or readiness for a new unit.


Self-Checks and Reading Logs

Students are motivated to improve their timed readings with the Self-Check Graph. Teachers can use the Reading Logs for ongoing progress monitoring during oral reads.