Checklist for Launching Intervention Programs

Here is a comprehensive list for launching READ 180/System 44 and iRead intervention programs and additional screenshot tutorials for SAM and the Leadership Dashboard.

Literacy Lab Preparation: 

Refer to the READ 180 System 44 Roll Out Handbook for an overview of how to set up a literacy lab. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Create Center Procedures
  2. Label each center: Computer Software, Small Group Instruction, Independent Reading
  3. Form Rotational Groups Posters and group lists (organized by Lexile level)
  4. Number student rBooks/System 44 books and Notebooks
  5. Organize rBook/notebook storage on separate shelves by class and rotational groups
  6. Independent reading center: align level 1,2 & 3 books with poster, number crates, place book numbers on poster with pencil
  7. Set up CD players: number each CD player/headphone and place in plastic ziplock backs. Create a check out list and have one student from each group monitor the check out and check in process. Purchase batteries (suggested: rechargeable batteries and charger)
  8. Organize & run copies of Quick Writes, graphic organizers, student reading logs, First Three Weeks activity sheets, and other student resources.
  9. Review the “First 3 Weeks” lesson plans and make sure the lesson videos are easily accessible on teacher’s computer ( (scholastic, clifford08 the number changes with the month, so Sept would be clifford09)
  10. Place Scholastic Central icon on teacher computer
  11. Place Student Access link on student computers
  12. Make sure all supplies are available in both labs, i.e., paper, pencils, 3-hole punch, etc. Suggested Supply List
  13. Number all computers and label SRC computer
  14. Number all S44 & Rbooks according to grade level, color group and student number.
  15. Create Student Success bulletin Boards

SAM Preparation: This pdf will explain the process of creating a class, editing a class, and enrolling students into programs: SAM Preparation Training (pdf), SAM Preparation Training (word doc)

SAM Data Upkeep and Clean Up Directions rev 9-7-15 PDF

Classroom Management Survival Kit

Student Conferencing: Program consultants cite student conferencing as the most effective form of classroom management (Student Conferencing)

  • Teacher meets with student one-on-one to collaboratively set academic and behavioral goals.
  • Set aside time once a week to conference with students (give an independent activity to your small group so you can conference). Here are some ideas:
    • Run a “Growth Goals Report” (Class Report) and show students what their expected lexile growth for the year is
    • Run a “Progression to College and Career Readiness Report” after quarterly lexiles and have students place in notebook
    • Check student’s notebook to make sure he or she is reading in their lexile zone: 100 below to 50 above
    • Run SRC reports to show students their words read, books passed, and points gained

Create Student Jobs 

  • Whole Group Assistant
    • Assists teacher with passing out/collecting materials
    • Spots on-task students and give them literacy reinforcer
    • Uses class timer to notify teacher when centers change

Center Assistants (for every group)

  • Small Group Center
    • Hands out and collects students books/notebooks for group
    • Spot on-task students and give them literacy reinforcers
  • Independent Reading Center
    • Checks out/in CD players
    • Assists students with finding Graphic Organizers/Quick Writes
    • Keeps library books organized
    • Cleans up Independent Reading Center
    • Spot on-task students and give them literacy reinforcers
  • Software Center
    • Assist students with login issues so only one student approaches the teacher
    • Makes sure headphones/mics are in proper place
    • Spots on-task students and give them reinforcers
  • Label Centers and post procedures
    • Posters: Edit to fit your needs, print them, and laminate them. Students use visi markers (washable) to write their names on job posters.

Other Tips

  • Organize classroom in a clockwise manner to help with flow
  • Organize resources in sections, folders e.g. for easy access
  • Redirect students to practice posted center procedures
  • Create a centers rotation chart or activities list
  • Transition students from activity to activity using a timer, music, or chants…
How to Access Implementation videos:
1. Login to your Scholastic account.
2. Select the blue Dashboard icon instead of SAM.
3. Select the red ITS icon under Gateway in the left hand column.
4. Select Implementation videos icon
5. Click on the Contents tab on the left
6. Click on Screening and Assessment
7. Choose Taking the Scholastic Reading Inventory College & Career: A Student Video Tutorial
Tutorials (A special thanks to the Scholastic consultants and district coaches that created these!)
Leadership Dashboard Tutorials
Fast Track image for poster
Sys44 Fast Track
iRead Training