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I teach 9th grade students who are below grade level in Reading...


Area of Concern: Reading Fundamentals
Submitted by: Teacher
Grade Level: High School
Competency: Below Level
I teach 9th grade students who are below grade level in Reading. Their deficiencies range from phonics skills, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, etc. Most of my students are on a reading level between 5th grade - 8th grade.


Merit Software products would probably be very beneficial to your students.

Since they need help in several areas I recommend the Intermediate Skills Pack bundle Reading/Vocabulary and Writing/Grammar curriculum's.

The Reading/Vocabulary curriculum includes 3 programs that will help students to determine main ideas, draw inferences, conclusions and understand vocabulary from text, identify sequence of details and use context clues.

The Writing/Grammar curriculum also includes 3 programs which will help your students recognize common errors in word usage, identify parts of speech and common writing problems, use pre-writing strategies, correct faulty sentence structure, review punctuation, organize ideas, write clear, descriptive sentences and practice proofreading.


Based on your question, Merit Software recommends the following programs:

Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

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