NASSP National Principal of Year and FRAHS Teacher of the Year use Reading Plus to help readers read better, at a better pace, and master basic needs, and exceed their potential! Could your school be next? Tell us your story, and in the meantime, check out West Port High School’s story!
Reading Plus, the online reading intervention that changes how, what, and why students read, announced the 2015 teacher of the year and congratulated administrators, teachers, and students of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida. West Port principal Jayne Ellspermann has been named 2015 NASSP National Principal of the Year. In addition, 10th grade intensive reading teacher Natasha Murphy was named 2014 Florida Reading Association High School Reading Teacher of the Year.
Ms. Ellspermann and Ms. Murphy are both avid supporters of the Reading Plus program, and have been outspoken proponents of the program’s ability to improve the reading rate, capacity, and motivation for students of all abilities. We are delighted that the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Florida Reading Association have recognized the achievements of these dedicated West Port High School educators.
Reading Plus is a research-based, online silent reading intervention program for students in grade 3 and up. The program improves comprehension skills, boosts reading rate, expands vocabulary knowledge, and increases the ability to handle complex texts.
The program targets specific skill gaps and helps to push students to meet their goals. In addition to developing basic proficiency, the program can help students move beyond grade-level reading and advance toward college readiness.
Students who progress through Reading Plus are better prepared for the rigors of standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. The program is designed to meet the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards for Reading. English Language Learners (ELL) have benefited tremendously from using Reading Plus too.