What is Precision Reading?
Precision Reading is a new, inexpensive, short, daily, research-based reading activity that quickly improves students' abilities in the following key areas.
Over time, leads to much better retelling, summarization, prediction, interpretation, analysis, questioning, and critical thinking.
Word Recognition and Comprehension
Expect improved word recognition and comprehension, for both high frequency sight words and curriculum-related content vocabulary.
Expect dramatic increases in reading speed, accuracy, smoothness, retention and comprehension.
What is Precision Writing?
Precision Writing is a series of short, daily writing activities designed to help students become skilled writers. It provides
the structure, practice, positive feedback and continuous improvement that reluctant and resistant writers, and students
with learning and intellectual disabilities, need to become successful writers.
Productivity and Quality
A step-by-step, positive and progressive writing process that leads to greater productivity and a much higher quality of written work.
Content and Process Outcomes
Achieve content outcomes (subject area knowledge) and process outcomes (skills in thinking and written expression) at the same time. Students write on curricular topics drawn from instructional themes, projects, activities and assignments. It saves time and improves instructional efficiency in the classroom.
Scaffolds for Writing Skills
Scaffolds support multiple writing purposes, information gathering and organizing methods, and critical thinking as well as vocabulary acquisition, writing fluency, and improved composition in subject area formats.
Build Student Confidence
Makes writing less frustrating and more fun for students and less stressful and more enjoyable for teachers. Inspires greater confidence in students leads to improvements in reading and enhances their knowledge of subject area vocabulary, concepts and themes.
The Precision Reading program is comprised of the Instructors' Handbook and Instructors' Sourcebook, which are normally purchased as a set.
The Precision Writing program is comprised of the Instructors' Handbook and Instructors' Sourcebook, which are normally purchased as a set.
Dr. Rick Freeze, B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a professor of Inclusive Education in the Administration, Foundations, and Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Rick Freeze offers workshops for the following groups and events:
Ms. Trevi B. Freeze, B.A., P.B.D.E., M.Ed.
Ms. Trevi B. Freeze, B.A., P.B.D.E., M.Ed., is the coordinator of the award-winning Campus Life Program at the University of Manitoba.
Through Campus Life, students with intellectual, developmental and multiple disabilities are included and supported as auditing students in undergraduate courses at the university. Trevi has published in professional and academic journals and books, and presented at professional and scholarly conferences on post-secondary inclusion in Canada and overseas. Through her work with Campus Life students, Trevi has developed, adapted and employed a variety of effective writing strategies to support students with learning and other intellectual disabilities engaged in academic writing at university. She also has experience in counselling students toward successful social and academic inclusion. Trevi adopts a client-centered, solution-focused approach to assist university students with intellectual disabilities to achieve positive academic, social and vocational outcomes.
The Precision Reading program has demonstrated time and time again that it has a positive impact on the lives of those that use it. While Dr. Rick Freeze could talk to you for hours about the individuals who have used his program, he wants you to hear from the students, teachers, and other individuals who have seen the positive impact themselves.