The Academic Success Blog by Great Leaps

The Critical Components of Reading Comprehension

The Critical Components of Reading Comprehension

As we work to build and enhance comprehension skills with emergent readers and those with reading difficulties, we must define comprehension.  From my behavioral perspective, I see three essential elements: the rate of reading must approach the rate of human conversation with a low number of errors (errors should be in the range of one percent); the reading must be done with proper inflection; and the student must have adequate word/world knowledge.

Elementary School Summer Reading Tips

Elementary School Summer Reading Tips

Summer is a great opportunity to inspire a love of reading in your child. While things may be closed and opportunities for vacations or sports are limited, reading is a way to let their minds be free and explore! We decided to provide a list from the author of Great Leaps, Kenneth Campbell, that he implemented with his own children to help you inspire reading and curiosity for the world in your kids this summer. 

Long Distance Learning with Great Leaps Reading

Long Distance Learning with Great Leaps Reading

Long distance learning has become more important than ever now because of schools closing down from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has left teachers and administrations scrambling to figure out how to continue education from home with a classroom of kids with no known date that things will return to normal. Teaching is already difficult when students are a captive audience in class, now imagine trying to coordinate with 20 different homes with varying levels of access to computers or devices. 

Luckily, Great Leaps Digital has already been implemented at a distance from private tutors for several years and we were at least able to help our schools and students get back up and running with their reading remediation.

Origins of Great Leaps by Author/Founder Kenneth Campbell

Origins of Great Leaps by Author/Founder Kenneth Campbell

This article was written by author Kenneth Campbell before Great Leaps was officially incorporated but it was being implemented for the first time ...

Great Leaps Reading Growth Shown by DIBELS

Great Leaps Reading Growth Shown by DIBELS

It is essential that the results reported from a reading intervention like Great Leaps are corroborated by peer-reviewed studies or independent progress tests that demonstrate the growth within the program. Studies have been done on Great Leaps showing substantive improvements in reading rate, accuracy and growth toward the independent reading level.

Great Leaps Reading Tutoring Launch

Great Leaps Reading Tutoring Launch

For 25 years, we have refined our reading program and taught over 500,000 students. For the last 5 years, we have refined our digital reading program and now have the capability to train and empower online tutors to reach students directly! 

*keep reading for our 25% off discount code towards the end! 

What to Look for in A Reading Program

What to Look for in A Reading Program

As you’re well aware there are MANY reading programs out there, and they all claim to get fantastic results with their students. You might have ev...

Leaping Into The New School Year!

Leaping Into The New School Year!

Reading fluency and comprehension is arguably the most important skill our children learn during their time in school. It impacts nearly every subject matter directly and is crucial for independent learning that comes outside of school and in our adult lives. Sadly, across the country the school systems have been failing students in need of this vital skill.

Rachel's Reading Success With Great Leaps Tutoring

Rachel's Reading Success With Great Leaps Tutoring

Rachel was 6 years old at the start of this video. The youngest of six children, Rachel was heartbroken that she could not read but, as you can se...

If You Want to Solve a Problem, Measure It!

If You Want to Solve a Problem, Measure It!

For someone in a position to work toward solving any difficult problem, having reliable and updated measurements of the variables which matter is crucial in adjusting the strategy to solve that problem. In the world of education, this is no different and problems often sit unaddressed which can be identified and solved.

Intervene on Struggling Students With Precision

Intervene on Struggling Students With Precision

There are different interventions required for different types of students. Some are far more involved and costly in both time and money than others but prove to be overkill for the needs of the student at hand.

Sweet Taste Of Success: Trail Mix Bites

Sweet Taste Of Success: Trail Mix Bites

These little balls of motivation will definitely get your students exited to learn!