reading & writing program for middle school
- Boost language and reading comprehension
- Explicitly teach "habits of mind" of good readers
- Ensure all students write read and write more
- Differentiate reading and writing instruction
- Receive real-time reading and writing data
- Build student confidence as readers and writers
- Enhance instruction with powerful reading and writing routines
Students grow with Quindew!
Pedagogy is the difference
Quindew leverages sound teaching pedagogy, research on adolescent literacy, and classroom best practices to deliver reading experiences that enhance teaching and learning. With explicit, skill-based pedagogy, students can develop the critical reading, speaking, and writing skills they need to grow and achieve in school and in life. Our proven pedagogy contributes to a positive literacy culture and ignites confidence and enthusiasm in students. Ask the other guys what pedagogical practices they use to help students grow as readers and writers because pedagogy is the difference maker.
Get More Instructional Time
Quindew assesses students while they practice. Instructional time is not lost to long, multi-day exams. Instead, students never stop learning!
Keep Minds On
Students' minds are always engaged while on Quindew. Students have opportunities to learn and fix mistakes. This is what brains love to do.
Students gain confidence and feel smarter as they read and write on Quindew. We treat students with respect and acknowledge that they are intelligent and capable of doing hard things.
Develop Skills that Transfer
Students learn essential reading and writing skills and academic routines that transfer to other academic tasks and subjects. The literacy skills we teach are powerful and college ready!
Read and Write Authentically
We pride ourselves on creating authentic reading and writing experiences that mirror effective classroom instruction and lesson design. Students are required to think and they love it!
Have Fun and Enjoy Literacy
Our collaborative learning routines, obsession with quality instruction, high-expectations, and engaging content creates a fun atmosphere filled with curiosity, critical thinking, and happiness!
Student-Centered Reading Lessons
Students engaged in adaptive reading lessons (or Quests) 2-3 times a week.
- Students identify text-evidence as their answer. No multiple choice.
- Students learn how to ask questions good readers ask.
- Skills are taught explicitly as students practice using them with authentic texts.
- Reading lessons enhance instruction by teaching the art of close reading.
- Optional writing tasks are available at the end of each Quest.
Teacher-Driven Reading Lessons
Classroom teachers can select from a library of reading lessons to:
- Explicitly teach reading and writing skills.
- Facilitate small group reading instruction.
- Build critical vocabulary skills.
- Engage students in authentic conversations about text.
Diagnostic Reading Assessment
Quindew evaluates students' reading ability while they rehearse critical deep reading comprehension skills. After completing 12 Quests (or the first Season), Quindew generates a diagnostic report. The data is used to create a unique learning path for each student, ensuring everyone receives the support they need. No time is lost, learning continues, and teachers and school leaders gain access to reliable reading data!
Growth Reading Assessments
Growth assessments formatively assess how students are progressing throughout the year. Students take two Growth assessments each Season, totaling 10 benchmark assessments each school year.
Mastery Reading Assessments
At the end of each Season, students take a Mastery assessment. This Mastery assessment measures students' growth during a Season. Students can take 5 Mastery assessments each year. On average, students grow .38 grade levels each Season.
Writing Practice with Continuous Feedback
Quindew's Ink Universe delivers a dynamic writing experience where students are coached how to strengthen their writing during each step in our research-based writing process.
Ink teaches students how to proofread their writing and identify grammatical mistakes before submitting their final draft.
On turn in, students receive instant feedback, rubric scores, and writing lessons that help students grow as writers while enhancing writing instruction.
Quindew auto-grades authentic writing assessments and delivers powerful data to inform instruction!
With our AI language model, we deliver timely feedback on students' writing skills. This immediate feedback is more effective in helping students grow as writers.
We ensure educators can track individual student progress over time so that teachers can facilitate targeted interventions and personalized instruction.
Feedback & Goals
Our personalized feedback engages students in higher-level thinking as they evaluate their strengths and work toward achieving specific writing goals.
With our Insight Data, teachers can easily analyze results, identify gaps, review student goals and clearly understand where to go with writing instruction.
Equity and Fairness
Our process mitigates potential bias and subjectivity, allowing for more equitable evaluations and reducing disparities among students.
Teachers as Coaches
When teachers have access to authentic writing data, they can spend more time coaching and developing powerful writing lessons and less time evaluating!
EdTech Digest Awards Best Reading Solution!
Students and Teachers love it!
Students log in to Quindew and they are immediately engaged in the reading process. I've been looking for an online tool that quickly assesses students' reading ability. Quindew gets it done in minutes.”
- Jose, California
My kids groan when I ask them to complete tasks on other reading programs. Not Quindew. They are genuinely excited to work on Quindew lessons. They like collecting badges and earning rewards like Blue Diamonds that they can use to buy things.”
- Meera, California
My kids love it. I love it because it teaches so many soft skills like perseverance, determination, and curiosity. I also like how Quindew teaches students to read directions carefully. Very pleased!”
- Rick, California
Lift all students up!
Explicitly Teach Deep Reading Comprehension Skills!
Identify unfamiliar words
Predict text type
Identify author's purpose
Define in-text vocabulary
Analyze transitional language
Identify textual evidence
Determine point of view
Identify central claims
Analyze text structure
Trace sequence of events
Analyze paragraph structure
Identify phrases and clauses
Identify prefixes and suffixes
Analyze rhetorical devices
Free Reading Program
- Forever-FREE account for teachers and students
- Weekly practice of deep reading comprehension skills
- Reading routines that build confidence, skills, and knowledge
- Engaging, high-interest texts
- Transferable skills that give greater access to curriculum
- Reading experiences that teach critical, independent thinking
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