PALSWhat is The PALS Series?

Created by leading educational researchers, Paths to Achieving Literacy Success (PALS) is a teacher-directed program that has been proven to increase early literacy skills through small-group instruction and meaningful practice.


  • Systematic and explicit instruction
  • Phonological decoding
  • Comprehension practice
  • Utilizes high-interest children’s fiction
  • Chosen curriculum for America Reads (U.S. Department of Education reading initiative)


In small group activities led by the instructor, students learn to:

  • Identify phonemes within words
  • Phonetically analyze new words in text to build phonemic awareness and phonics skills
  • Integrate alphabetic knowledge with meaningful text to increase fluency
  • Apply a strategic approach to reading storybooks to ensure text comprehension and enhance vocabulary