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Sopris Learning Launches eSolution: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Program is the all-new expanded and updated The Six-Minute Solution: A Reading Fluency Program

Jan 24, 2012

LONGMONT, Colo., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sopris Learning, a provider of research-based assessments, supplemental and intervention materials, positive behavior interventions and supports, and professional development offerings, announces the launch of eSolution: Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Coauthored by literacy experts Gail Adams, M.Ed., and Susan Van Zant, Ed.D., eSolution is a supplemental resource that updates and extends The Six-Minute Solution paired reading to include complete vocabulary expansion and comprehension lessons.  

eSolution provides a motivating, digital approach to learning and combines fluency practice with vocabulary and comprehension strategies to create powerful instruction in the foundational skills essential for successful reading development.

Students read a passage online and respond to vocabulary and comprehension questions online. The content and format of the questions are based on the requirements in the Common Core State Standards and have been built around specific requirements on state tests.

By engaging students with content-rich informational text, eSolution improves their ability to apply vocabulary and comprehension strategies to content-area texts—ensuring that they read not only quickly, but also for meaning. This, in turn, prepares students to perform well on rigorous reading assessments.

"eSolution was designed to enhance the six-minute partner fluency model with strategic comprehension and vocabulary instruction," said Gail Adams, coauthor of eSolution. "The program provides students with practice opportunities for answering a variety of comprehension questions as well as expanding their word consciousness, thus ensuring that they read not only accurately and quickly, but with deep understanding."

Key benefits of eSolution include:

  • More than 150 engaging informational passages at six different reading levels (readability: grades 1–6; interest: grades 3–8)
  • Effective for students at benchmark (supplemental) or as an intervention
  • Aligns to the Common Core State Standards
  • Ongoing fluency practice to build speed, accuracy, and reader confidence
  • Explicit instruction in comprehension strategies to promote deep reading
  • Proven methods for developing vocabulary
  • Online component motivates students and gives teachers valuable data
  • Online data management helps track student progress at the classroom and individual levels


Effective as a supplement to any core reading curriculum, eSolution provides flexible implementation options for differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of students. It builds a bank of vocabulary and comprehension strategies for success on assessments and across all content areas.

For more information on eSolution, visit:

About Sopris Learning
For more than 35 years, Sopris Learning has focused exclusively on moving all students to their full academic potential. With a firm commitment to bridging the gap between research and practice, Sopris Learning supplemental products focus on the full spectrum of academic support—including assessments, supplements, interventions, positive behavior interventions and supports, and professional development. Whether implemented in a single classroom, schoolwide, or districtwide, Sopris Learning supplements have been proven to strengthen core instruction and to quickly and positively impact the academic achievement of students in literacy, math, and spoken language. Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit

Media and Investor Contact:
Shannan Overbeck
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

SOURCE Sopris Learning/Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

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