RIGOR

RIGOR

Reading Instructional Goals for Older Readers

Print + Digital • English & Spanish • Grades 4-12
Intervention for English Learners and At-Risk Students 
* Meets ESSA “PROMISING” Evidence Criteria *

 

Build early literacy skills with engaging, proven-effective texts and digital resources. 

Developed by Dr. Margarita Calderón, RIGOR provides: 

  • Support for older newcomers and other ELs at preliterate or primary reading levels 
  • Content that meets RTI guidelines for Tier II and Tier III intervention 
  • Leveled texts covering science and social studies topics  
  • Weekly, easy-to-use, grab-and-go skill bags with explicit 5-day Teacher’s Guides and Assessment & Practice Books 
  • Flexible scheduling for language arts blocks or extended day  
  • Interactive digital learning 

Supplement RIGOR with the Differentiated Instruction Book Set

A library of multi-leveled nonfiction titles that support content-area themes in RIGOR 1, 2, and 3 with:

  • Additional support or challenge for specific students
  • Nonfiction texts to use with individual or small groups
  • Explicit Teacher’s Guides for each title

Watch this video to see the full scope of what RIGOR offers.

For Preliterate Through First-Grade Reading Levels 

Phonics Concentration on Consonants and Short Vowels 

 

Supports a 5-step process: 

  1. Develop phonemic awareness and phonics skills
  2. Build vocabulary through a 7-step instruction and practice sequence. 
  3. Increase reading comprehensionfluency, and content knowledge
  4. Use writing to expand and reinforce literacy. 
  5. Compile assessment data to inform instruction. 

Hands-on tools include picture card sheetsfrieze cards, and letter card sheets.

Online assessment delivers specialized instruction, sets learning goals, identifies student needs, and monitors student progress. 

 

Also available in Spanish

ESL Level 1

ESL Level 2

For Second- Through Third-Grade Reading Levels 

Phonics Concentration on BlendsLong VowelsDigraphs, and Syllables 

 

Supports a 5-step process: 

  1. Develop phonemic awareness and phonics skills
  2. Build vocabulary through a 7-step instruction and practice sequence. 
  3. Increase reading comprehensionfluency, and content knowledge
  4. Use writing to expand and reinforce literacy. 
  5. Compile assessment data to inform instruction. 

Hands-on tools include picture card sheetsfrieze cards, and letter card sheets. 

 

Online assessment delivers specialized instruction, sets learning goals, identifies student needs, and monitors student progress. 

 

Also available in Spanish 

ESL Level 3

ESL Level 4

For Older English Learners and At-Risk Students Needing Intensive Foundational Literacy and Language Development Support  

Accelerates progress through the intermediate reading levels 

Covers reading levels M-R across the units  

Comprises all three tiers of vocabulary and word study skills 

Builds process-writing skills and academic oral language 

Hands-on tools that include picture card sheetsfrieze cards, and letter card sheets 

Online subscriptions that include interactive eBooks and digital Teacher’s Guides and Cards 

Proven Success for Older Students Reading at Primary Levels 

In a research study presented at the TESOL conference, Grades 6-10 newcomers progressed an average of 6.2 reading levels after using RIGOR for less than one school year in their classes.

MARGARITA CALDERÓN, Ph.D. 
RIGOR was developed by Margarita Calderón, Ph.D., based on her studies of English-language acquisition and her work with middle and high school teachers of English learners in New York City’s public schools. Dr. Calderón is Professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University School of Education and is the author of Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12. 

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    $2,950.00
    Grade K - 3
  2. RIGOR 1 & 2 Skill Bags
    $5,550.00
    Grade K - 3
  3. RIGOR 1, 2 & 3 Skill Bags
    $8,425.00
    Grade K - 4
  4. RIGOR 3 Skill Bags
    $2,950.00
    Grade 2 - 4
  5. RIGOR 2 Skill Bags
    $2,950.00
    Grade 1 - 3
  6. RIGOR 3 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set Consumables 1Y
    RIGOR 3 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set Consumables 1Y WW-Y09702
    RIGOR 3 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set
    $54.00
    Number Level 28 - 40
  7. RIGOR 3 Single Copy Set
    RIGOR 3 Single Copy Set WW-Y09701
    RIGOR 3 Single Copy Set
    $147.00
    Number Level 28 - 40
    Grade 2 - 4
  8. RIGOR 1 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II Consumables 1-Year
    RIGOR 1 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II Consumables 1-Year WW-Y01288
    RIGOR 1 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II
    $42.00
  9. RIGOR 2 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II Consumables 1-Year
    RIGOR 2 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II Consumables 1-Year WW-Y01289
    RIGOR 2 Student Assessment/Practice Book Set II
    $42.00
  10. RIGOR 2 Single Copy Set
    RIGOR 2 Single Copy Set WW-72456
    RIGOR 2 Single Copy Set
    $140.00
    Number Level 18 - 30
    Grade 1 - 3

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