BrightFish Reading Implementation Models

Schools can use BrightFish Reading as an effective reading intervention for students in grades 2-10. The flexible implementation model, browser-based access and self-paced learning make it easy to fit BrightFish into programs for Tier I at-risk, Tier II, English Language Learners and special education students.

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Sample implementations: 2016-17

SchoolGrade LevelsGroupingsMinutes Per WeekLocationAreas of ImprovementHow BrightFish Helps
Cloverdale Elementary, AL2, 3ELL, Tier I at risk, Tier II60+Class, After School, HomeIncreased motivation to read."I greatly enjoyed using BrightFish Reading with my students this year. They have an increased desire to read and really like the gamification aspects. One student used her mom's cell phone while waiting for her brother to finish ball practice! Loved it!" –Jeanette Randall, Instructional Coach
Girard Elementary, AL2,3,4,5Tier I at risk, Tier II, Special Education30-60Lab, Class, HomeImprovement in all areas of reading."BrightFish Reading helped in all areas of reading. The program is a great motivator for my students!" –Sarah Owen, Program Specialist
Morris Slingluff Elementary, AL2,3,4,5ELL, Tier I at risk, Tier II30-60Lab, Class, HomeIncreased volume of reading, excitement, processing multisyllabic words, fluency"I was hesitant about using another 'program' to help my students. This program exceeded my expectations. Kids were eager to come to my class to work on their Brightfish stories. They wanted to correctly and quickly complete a story. My office walls are full of their certificates and the students take pride seeing their name on the wall when they complete stories." –Nikki Burns, Reading Specialist
Spout Springs Elementary, GA2,3,5Special Education60+ClassIncreased reading levels."I love it!" –Meghan Holmes, Special Education Teacher
Tadmore Elementary, GA4ELL, Special Education30-60ClassWord decoding and fluency."I like the independence for students. I look forward to using BrightFish again next year!" –Laurie Scheyer, Special Education Teacher
Felton Charter School, SC2Tier II30-60LabIncreased interest in improving reading."It is an investment that is worth it." –Courteney Brunson, 2nd Grade Teacher
New America School, NMHigh SchoolELL30-60Lab, Home, After SchoolEngagement and vocabulary."It has great potential to improve students' reading, if implemented correctly and students treat it with an understanding that it will help them read much better and much faster."
–Tony Ray, ELL Teacher
Pamlico County Schools, NC1, 2, 3Summer Reading Camp60LabInterest in reading and growth in reading scoresOur first, second, and third grade students participated in BrightFish Reading during a summer reading program. The students LOVED the program and were excited to earn certificates. As a teacher, I was impressed with the student interaction component of the program and the well-planned sequence of student learning activities. EVERY student that used BrightFish Reading during the summer reading program had a POSITIVE growth score at the completion of the summer.