Intervention Programs

Reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give a child. It is a gift that, once given, can never be taken away and will forever transform that child’s life. It literally opens the door of possibility. I’ve seen what can happen when that door is closed.

Put Students on the Path to Reading Proficiency

Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.

Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.

When is Intervention Necessary for Student Advancement?

For students who are struggling with reading—particularly those performing two or more years below grade-level expectations—intervention is essential in helping them make sustained gains. The need for reading intervention has increased in recent years. According to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessment, average reading scores in 2022 were lower for both fourth- and eighth-grade students compared to 2019—scores were lower by three points in both grades.

Focused literacy resources, with appropriate and effective scaffolds, support achievement of grade-level expectations by closing skill gaps and building content vocabulary, language, and comprehension. Our explicit and systematic high-quality intervention solutions align with Science of Reading research and the tenets of Structured Literacy and fully support Resource, Special Education, and Title Teachers. Print and digital formats offer flexibility to suit every teacher’s class model.

Intervention/Summer Programs

Steps to Advance Literacy Solutions

Grades 2-6

Highly scaffolded and visually supportive reading instruction that “steps up” students to grade-level complex text—focused on building essential vocabulary and comprehension skills and content knowledge with meaningful practice

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Advance ALL

Grades 2-6

High-interest, multi-book topic sets for Grade 2-6 students reading at K-2 levels, featuring science, social studies, and ELA content with scaffolds for literacy and language development

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Be a Reading STAR

Grades 2-6

Genre-based intervention for students reading two years below grade level that improves understanding of the features of different genres, exposing students to close reading of complex text and preparing them for new assessment question types

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Benchmark Intervention

Grades K-5

Multimodal Tier 3 intervention designed by intervention expert Wiley Blevins, Ed.D., with explicit, systematic intervention instruction that supports students performing two or more years below grade-level expectations

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Spring Forward

Grades K-2

Effective Tier 1 and Tier 2 intervention supporting in-classroom or pull-out sessions and summer school instruction—50/50 balance of fiction and nonfiction that develops close reading skills and proficiency in using text evidence in striving readers

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Grades K-2

Authentic resources in Spanish that follow a Spanish intervention sequence and meet RTI guidelines for Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention, developing academic vocabulary and content knowledge—50/50 fiction and nonfiction

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Multi-Resource Skill Bags

StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp intervention

Grades K-2+

Skill-specific grab-and-go bags that contain explicit, systematic, and multimodal intervention instruction with spiral review, built on Science of Reading research and the tenets of Structured Literacy—developed under the guidance of Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.

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Comprehension Skill Bags

Grades K-4

Strategy-based comprehension instruction that supports intervention sessions and summer school—each skill bag providing content needed for five days of lessons, including instructional materials, assessments, posters, and high-interest texts

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Word Study & Vocabulary Skill Bags

Grades 3-8+

Four kits, each containing a full year of explicit, systematic, data-driven instruction that can be used for sequential classroom instruction or targeted intervention

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Timely Resources


Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.


Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.

White Papers

Peter Afflerbach, Ph.D.

Funding Insight

Benchmark Education Guide to ESSER Funding

Expert Authors

Deborah Glaser, Ed.D.

Nancy Akhavan, Ed.D.

C.C. Bates, Ph.D.

Patty McGee, M.Ed.

Help your striving readers accelerate and achieve with powerful, effective intervention resources expertly designed to support your efforts.

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