This enhanced phonics program is based on the latest Science of Reading research information and adheres to the tenets of Structured Literacy.
There is an emphasis on application of learning to reading and writing—where the learning sticks.
Differentiation is built into both the whole-group and small-group instruction in the program.
Explicit, systematic instruction features robust opportunities for application and practice.
- Daily 30-minute whole-group lessons
- Small-group instruction for every day
- Sequential scope and sequence includes spiral review to mitigate learning decay
- Integrated English Language Development instruction included
- Cumulative assessments provided
Student consumable texts with embedded decodable texts, texts designed to build vocabulary and background/content knowledge, dictation exercises, and guided writing prompts. Gradual release in action!
Support phonological awareness with interactive cards that include a routine on the back of each card.
Instructive cards that include chants, articulation, action rhymes, and English Learner supports.
Videos support proper articulation and are provided for each sound wall card.
Engaging songs reinforce phonics skills and teach letter formation.
Instruction is designed around a strong scope and sequence that progresses from simple to complex with built-in review and repetition to ensure mastery of skills over time.
This intensive phonics intervention program is designed for students two or more years below grade-level expectations. Lessons are designed to be delivered one-on-one or in small group by an intervention specialist or resource teacher.
It is built on the Science of Reading research and aligns to the tenets of Structured Literacy, shown to be beneficial for students with dyslexia.
It encompasses the 7 Characteristics of Strong Phonics Instruction and addresses the 10 Reasons Why Phonics Instruction Sometimes Fails, as detailed by program consultant Wiley Blevins.
Explicit, systematic, multi-modal instruction in daily 20-30 minute lessons
3-Part Lesson Structure:
Warm-Up: Students reread the previously read decodable text, review sound-spelling and high-frequency words, or engage in phonological awareness training.
Multi-Modal Mini-Lesson: e.g., blending, word building, dictation, and vocabulary and content knowledge development through the Read-Aloud Cards.
Application to Reading and Writing: Students read a new decodable text and write about it.
Application is where the learning sticks. Every day, students read decodable texts in their student book. These texts include ample words for the target skill as well as plenty of review skills. Students will also write about each text.
Build vocabulary and content knowledge through read-alouds that provide students opportunities to build content-rich vocabulary.
Professional guidance from Wiley Blevins is embedded directly into instruction and provided for each of the key instructional phonics routines.
Picture Word Cards, Vocabulary Word Cards, High-Frequency Word Cards, and Student Workmats support phonics and knowledge building with hands-on resources.
Use to quickly and accurately diagnose students’ strengths and instructional needs.
Track progress and monitor to mitigate learning decay.
If/Then assessments are built into the instruction at the midpoint of the unit to determine if a student should move forward or needs to continue within the same unit.
Connected programs provide a complete phonics solution for Tiers 1, 2, and 3.