Effective Science of Reading-Aligned Literacy Programs
When extra help is needed to support your teachers as they apply Science of Reading pedagogy, professional learning and learning strategies, we offer easy-to-use, engaging, Science of Reading-aligned supplemental programs.
These literacy solutions are guided by International Dyslexia Association, the Structured Literacy approach, and explicit teaching of sound-letter relationships for effective reading instruction.
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. Science of Reading-aligned solutions target key skill areas represented in reading science, so students of all ages can effectively learn to read.
Find Science of Reading-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:
Reading Rangers is a reading practice program based on the Science of Reading filled with engaging experiences to help improve essential literacy skills. Use it with any core curriculum or intervention.
Voyager Passport® is a reading intervention program for grades K–5 that provides comprehensive, explicit, and systematic instruction in the five essential components of reading and includes language and writing.
Balances mastery of foundational skills through online learning with teacher-directed small- or large-group instruction in more advanced literacy skills, such as close reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension.
The REWARDS® family is a powerful research-based, short-term, and specialized program for adolescent students in grades 4–12 who struggle reading long, multisyllabic words and comprehending content-area text.
With explicit, systemic, teacher-led instruction, this intervention gives students new skills to unlock grade-level content-area text.
Read Well Grades K–3
fluency, vocabulary, comprehension
Read Well® is a comprehensive research-based K–3 reading and language arts solution that helps students build the critical skills needed to be successful readers and learners. Through a flexible approach of whole-class
instruction, differentiated small-group instruction, and individual student practice, teachers can meet students at their skill levels and adapt instruction accordingly.
Step Up to Writing® includes embedded professional development; provides flexible implementation options; is compatible with any core curriculum; and supports writing instruction across all content areas. This solution’s
multi-sensory, explicit, and systematic approach to teaching writing is designed to provide clear strategies, methods, and supports for increased student success. Created for all students, the strategies in Step Up to Writing are designed
to be used to support writing instruction in all content areas.
Language! 4th Edition® Fourth Edition is an intensive, comprehensive literacy curriculum for students in grades 4–12 who are substantially below grade-level expectations. With an explicit, systematic approach
that is proven to accelerate the growth of struggling readers and nonreaders, LANGUAGE! integrates instruction in foundational skills, writing, vocabulary, fluency, grammar, comprehension, and spoken English.
Passport Reading Journeys® is for students in grades 6–12 who are reading one to three years below grade level and have varied needs, including English language learners. This research-based reading intervention
solution focuses on engaging and motivating students with age-appropriate instruction and content that includes real-world relevant, captivating Expedition themes and technology components that support and enhance instruction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download Samples from Science of Reading-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 Science of Reading-aligned program samples, lesson plans, teaching guides, and class activities available.
Reading Science Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.