Reading Mastery Transformations
Reading Mastery Transformations (RMT) is the most recent version of the flagship Direct Instruction program, Reading Mastery. The six-level program is ideal for all learners and has a long track record as being an excellent tool for closing the attainment gap. The program places particular emphasis on teaching thinking skills and helping students acquire background knowledge. Program materials include fully scripted lessons to guide teachers through carefully constructed instructional steps - modeling new content, providing guided practice, offering individualized practice, and applying skills. Veteran users of Reading Mastery will note that this new version utilizes the instructional sequence from the Horizons Reading Program instead of the previous modified orthography found in the older versions of the program. Perhaps the biggest change brought to all levels of this revision is the teacher presentation and display material is all digital.To find out more about the program, visit the McGraw-Hill Transformations website.
Owen Engelmann, co-author of RMT Levels K and 1 Reading, describes how and why the first two levels of Transformations reading incorporate the instructional sequence used in the Horizons reading program.
Evan Haney, co-author of RMT Levels K and 1 Language, describes the new features of the Language strand and some insights into the Engelmann-Becker co-author apprentice program.