What’s Happening? is a Tier II intervention resource that includes a consumable Student Edition and a Teacher’s Guide designed to improve the skills of struggling secondary students. What’s Happening? offers a systematic skill sequence that promotes the same behaviors used by proficient readers.
The sequence of skills instruction is based on a direct instructional model, allowing students to do both independent and teacher-directed activities. Each strategy is designed to engage students in literacy behaviors that require reading, thinking, writing, and high-level academic discussion. Additionally, teachers can embed these same techniques and strategies into their own content, thereby strengthening the entire instructional program for their struggling secondary students.