The components of each level include:
- 18 trade books (7 copies of each title)
- Teacher's Manual
- Instructional Posters (graphic organizers)
- Student Guide (7 copies)
- Staff Development Video
- Canvas Tote Bag
Soar to Success is a research-based reading intervention
program for students in grades 3-8 who are reading significantly
below grade level. It is a small-group model that uses motivating
literature, reciprocal teaching, and graphic organizers in fast-paced
lessons to help students in grades 3-8 accelerate their reading
Originally called Project SUCCESS, this research-based intervention
model was field tested with 345 students in 14 locations across
the country. This extensive national study proved that this intervention
model was effective in accelerating the reading growth of below-level
readers in a small amount of instructional time.
An important part of the Project SUCCESS research study was the intensive two-day
staff development seminars that the teachers participated in. This
same training model is available through the Intervention Institute.
With the publication of Levels 7 & 8 and the
revision of Levels 3-6, slight changes in the instructional plan
are being recommended. These changes are based on feedback from
teachers nationwide who use the Soar to Success program.