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 Quick 60 Reading Intervention Program 
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by: Mark Iversen

Quick 60 Prevention/Intervention Reading Program

Background and Research

Quick 60 is a fast and easy-to-administer prevention/intervention program designed to have students reading on grade level in 60 quick lessons or less.

Quick 60 builds on the Florida research of Iversen and Tunmer (Journal of Learning Difficulties, Sept 2005, Vol 35/5) which tested a modified Reading Recovery„ program for groups of up to three students without compromise to any of the factors influencing reading development. Phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency are all integral parts of the Quick 60 program which also incorporates writing, spelling, and group dynamics.

Instructional Model

A simple instructional model has been developed so that teachers, tutors, and/or coaches can successfully implement the Quick 60 program without further training.

Each 40-minute lesson has six components each building on the previous one. These include fast reading and writing of high frequency words in isolation, fluent reading practice, checking on-going reading development, spelling, acquiring a new skill, and practicing it while reading connected text.

Lesson Components

Lesson Component Purpose Time in minutes

Quick Quiz Builds skills fluency 3

Quick Read Builds reading fluency 5

Quick Check Monitors ongoing reading development 6

Quick Write Builds writing strategies 6

New Skill Teaches new reading skills explicitly and systematically 10

New Book Provides practice for new skills on connected text 10


Foundation Pack

This pack is designed to be used in Pre K and Kindergarten and also with students in higher grades who do not have basic reading skills. It includes -

•8 big books that teach the following phonemic awareness skills

rhyme awareness word awareness

syllable awareness alliteration

concepts about print onset rime

phoneme blending phoneme segmentation

•26 student books that teach the 26 alphabet letter names and sounds, and 26 basic high-frequency words.

Grade-Level Packs

Grades 1 – 3 each contain 60 carefully leveled decodable factual books.

Grades 4 – 5 contain fewer books divided into 60 lessons.

Teacher Support Material

The teacher support material includes the following:

•simple pre and post tests

•a program scope and sequence

•lesson plans describing what is to be taught in each lesson, and how to teach it

• copies of each text showing the teacher what the students should be able to read given the skills that have been previously taught. All teacher support material comes free with the Quick 60 program.

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About The Author
Mark founded Tauhinu Productions, an educational publishing company, six years ago. Tauhinu Productions produced major works including Fireflies for Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom, and Future Scientists for Macmillan Education in Australia.

Mark is currently undertaking PhD research into elementary reading. He has a Masters Degree in Business Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English and Education. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and has taught in schools around the world. Mark has been in charge of reading and has also taught children with special needs. This program Quick 60 is the property of Iversen Publishing

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