Reading: Building Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
The reading component of Ticket to Read comprises hundreds of passages that provide appropriately leveled opportunities for students to build fluency, strengthen vocabulary, and reinforce comprehension.
Narrative and Expository
The ratios of narrative to expository text vary from a 70 to 30 percent mix at Level 1 to a 10 to 90 percent mix in the upper reading levels--this focus on expository is designed to support the reading of content-area texts and informational reading expectations.
Students Choose from Hundreds of Passages
Ticket to Read students are not only motivated by tickets, but also by the fact that they have choices. Passages are organized into collections and students can choose from 30-40 titles depending on their reading level. There are 16 total levels in Ticket to Read and passages range from grade 1 to grade 7 reading levels.
Comprehension Strategies - Building Close Readers
While students read passages from a broad range of topics, they focus on the following comprehension skills and strategies: