SRA's Corrective Reading series is designed to accommodate the full range of problem readers. These students may be deficient in decoding skills (misidentifying words), comprehension skills (not understanding what they read), or both decoding skills and comprehension skills. The series consists of two independent strands.
The Decoding and Comprehension strands both comprise four levels: A, B1, B2, and C. Level A addresses the most basic skills, and Level C the most sophisticated skills.
Decoding A teaches sound-spelling relationships explicitly and systematically and shows students how to sound out words.
In Decoding Levels B1 and B2, word-attack skills are refined and applied to more sound-spelling patterns and difficult words. These skills are applied in stories designed to correct mistakes the poor reader usually makes.
Decoding C bridges the gap between advanced word-attack skills and the ability to read textbooks and other informational material
Comprehension A teaches basic reasoning skills that form the framework for learning information. It also fills in crucial gaps in students' background knowledge. Students are taught thinking operations they can use to solve problems in any content area.
The Comprehension B1 and B2 programs teach the many separate skills necessary to read content-area textbooks, learn new information, and respond to written questions that involve deductions and rule applications. Lesson focus on developing the background knowledge, vocabulary, and thinking skills needed to construct meaning from written text.
Comprehension C teaches students to use thinking skills independently. They move from basic reasoning to higher-order skills. Students learn to infer definitions from context, read for basic information, write precise directions, recognize the main idea of a passage, draw conclusions from basic evidence, and identify contradictions and faulty arguments.