LETRS-Aligned Supplemental Literacy Solutions

Effective LETRS-Aligned Literacy Programs

When extra help is needed to support your teachers as they apply LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development and learning strategies, we offer easy-to-use, engaging, LETRS-aligned supplemental programs.

These literacy solutions are guided by International Dyslexia Association-accredited LETRS’ science of reading pedagogy, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.

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Reading Science

Reading Is a Complex, Learned Skill

Learning to read involves mastery of essential language comprehension (background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, literacy knowledge) and word recognition (phonological awareness, decoding, sight recognition) components. These components are “woven” together within the brain’s processing systems for skilled reading development. LETRS-aligned solutions target key skill areas represented in reading science, so students of all ages can effectively learn to read.

Find LETRS-Aligned Solutions and Interventions Students Need

Educators looking to help students in areas of language comprehension, word recognition or both can click the blue buttons below to view quality supplemental programs aligned to Scarborough’s Rope model (Scarborough, 2001) of skilled reading:

BELLS

Building Early Literacy and Language Skills
Grades PreK–K
oral language, phonological awareness, letter sounds, language

Engage early learners 3–5 years old in natural, playful language development for future reading success. Authored by Lucy Hart Paulson of LETRS® for Early Childhood Educators, Building Early Literacy and Language Skills (BELLS) is a friendly, easy-to-use activity guide aligned with science of reading pedagogy.

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Phonics and Spelling

Phonics and Spelling Through Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping
Grades K–3, Intervention Grades 4–6
phonics/decoding

Help K–6 readers connect the sounds of spoken language to written language to become independent decoders and spellers of words—from foundational to multisyllabic. This easy-to-use solution aligns with proven LETRS science of reading pedagogy. Build confident readers and writers with this powerful teacher resource.

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Power Readers

Power Readers
Grades K–1, Intervention Grades K–4
oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension

Begin building rich foundational reading skills with your K–1 students. With the Power Readers series, educators find the skills-building exercises in phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and reading comprehension strategically embedded in 28 related, decodable stories students enjoy from cover to cover.

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Supercharged Readers

Supercharged Readers
Grades 1–2, Intervention Grades 3–5
oral language, phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension

Communicate critical literacy concepts in a fun and engaging way for your readers. Supercharged Readers brings literacy to life with decodable chapter books full of engaging content that focus on diphthongs, long vowels, and crucial reading techniques that will ramp up student literacy skills.

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Sound Partners

Sound Partners
Grades K–2, Intervention Grades 2–3
oral language, phonics/decoding, vocabulary

Providing supplemental, one-on-one, effective instruction in early literacy learning skills, Sound Partners is a research-based tutoring program that builds essential early reading skills. Improve phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling with young readers. ESSA Evidence Level: Strong.

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Spellography

Spellography
Grades 4–5, Intervention for 5–7
phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, language

When students struggle to learn spelling concepts, Spellography, authored by Dr. Louisa Moats and Bruce Roscow, improves student outcomes. This flexible, supplemental spelling and word-study program reinforces multisyllabic decoding, develops reading fluency, and strengthens spelling retention.

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Vocabulary Through Morphemes

Vocabulary Through Morphemes
Grades 4–12
vocabulary

Introduce students in grades 4–12 to this engaging study resource that teaches common prefixes, suffixes, and roots with explicit, direct instruction, and multisensory practice activities and application. Create better readers, spellers, and thinkers with lessons, assessments, and reading activities.

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Primary Spelling by Pattern

Primary Spelling by Pattern
Grades 1–3
phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary

Help students learn basic spelling patterns to decoding and spelling with Primary Spelling by Pattern. Go beyond regular spelling programs and provide comprehensive word study with cumulative, systematic, explicit, and effective instruction strategies that hone student decoding and memory skills.

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Stepping Stones to Literacy

Stepping Stones to Literacy
Grades PreK–1
oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding

When early learners are identified as at risk for reading failure, Stepping Stones to Literacy is effective, research-based, interactive intervention to help them. Build basic phonemic awareness skills through listening, letter naming, phonological awareness, and serial processing. ESSA Evidence Level: Strong.

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The Six-Minute Solution

The Six-Minute Solution
Grades K–12
phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension

Build fluency and comprehension skills with students in grades K-12. Peer-driven, The Six Minute Solution pairs same-skill-level students to read content then record one another’s progress in fluency and accuracy. Teachers are provided explicit instruction, so advanced readers can reinforce reading skills while differentiating for struggling readers, those with special needs, and ELLs.

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Download Samples from LETRS-Aligned Supplemental Programs

Whether you are looking to boost literacy and language development with beginning readers or seeking reading intervention programs for students struggling to get on grade level, there is a wide array of evidence-based reading resources supporting the science of reading available to help all your students reach their literacy learning goals—even those with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Check out the complimentary selection of LETRS-aligned program samples, lesson plans, teaching guides, and class activities available.

Reading Science Resources

NEW: The Science of Reading Webinar Series

Respected Literacy Experts Discuss Topics About
the Science of Reading

Learn from today’s pre-eminent professionals and deepen your knowledge about topics related to the science of reading with our Science of Reading Webinar Series. You will learn why the science behind learning to read is important for student success and how you can implement it in your school or district. This informative webinar series explores what the science of reading is, how it is taught, and why it is critical to teaching students to read.

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More Resources

Reading Science
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Why Every Educator Needs to Understand the ‘Science of Reading’

An interview with Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., the nationally recognized author and authority on literacy education. Dr. Moats has written widely about the professional development of teachers, the importance of brain science, and the relationships among language, reading, and spelling.

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Literacy Reform in Mississippi

Mississippi Literacy Reforms and LETRS Deliver Results

In 2013, Mississippi passed the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, emphasizing grade-level reading skills as students move through grades K–3 and mandating retention for students who scored at the lowest achievement level on the Third Grade Reading Summative Assessment. Voyager Sopris Learning partnered with Mississippi educators to deliver LETRS professional learning to teachers of early literacy.

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Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms. Not all readers and listeners, however, are persuaded by [Emily] Hanford’s reporting. [T]hese skeptics have resurrected some worn-out straw men that once again, require rebuttal.

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