In 2000, the National Reading Panel identified the seven comprehension strategies that most successfully increase student performance. The AMP Reading System was developed to teach each strategy individually with focused direct instruction, in the order of greatest impact:
The program gives students ample opportunity to learn and apply each strategy throughout each level, incorporating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension into each exercise. Students are also provided opportunities to read independently with student novels that correspond to the unit topic. There is also opportunity for students to listen to the novels with audio cd's and a Playaway device. Hearing modeled reading increases fluency!
Each level has 7 units - one per strategy. Each unit has 18 lessons.