Features and Benefits

  • Teaches one reading strategy at a time, explicitly and systematically, to ensure mastery.
  • Engages striving readers with 85 percent student-selected nonfiction.
  • Builds comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency to help students, and ultimately your school, Achieve Maximum Potential.
  • Builds on Dr. Timothy Shanahan's foundation of scientific research and is substantiated with findings of the National Panel.

Overview

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:

  1. Summarizing
  2. Questioning
  3. Previewing
  4. Text Structure
  5. Visualizing
  6. Inferencing
  7. Metacognition

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!

AMP LEVEL

READING LEVEL

1

3-4

2

4-5

3

5-6

 

Each level has 7 units - one per strategy. Each unit has 18 lessons.