Proven and Promising Reading Programs
Success For All (SFA)
Success For All, Success For All Foundation, is a comprehensive school reform program designed to be implemented for ninety minutes a day. All members of the school community establish a family support team” to deliver this program which has been extensively researched and utilizes scientifically based reading practices in phonics, word study, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. The program emphasizes prevention and early intervention and was designed to educate at-risk students.
Success For All is a core reading program that ranges from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Designed for at-risk students in high poverty/title one schools, all schools implementing SFA have reported significant gains in reading.
Open Court Reading
Open Court Reading, SRA/McGraw-Hill is a well-designed, systematic reading program, balancing phonics and literature. Open Court Reading is a research-based curriculum grounded in systematic, explicit instruction of phonemic awareness, phonics and word knowledge, comprehension skills and strategies, inquiry skills and strategies, and writing and language arts skills and strategies. Reading fine literature is one of the founding principles of Open Court Reading. At the third grade level, students extend their phonics strategies and spelling knowledge to become automatic, fluent readers. The program has been proven successful in schools nationwide and is one of two core programs used in California.
Whole class instruction is provided in grades K-3. The Open Court Intervention Program is for students in grades 2-6.
Trophies is a high quality reading program that is based on scientifically based research. It offers explicit instructional strategies in phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary and high frequency words, and comprehension skills and strategies.
Trophies is a core reading program designed for the whole class. It is for students in grades K-5 with an additional intervention resource kit to provide support for struggling learners, as well as instruction for English language learners.
Houghton Mifflin Reading
Houghton Mifflin Reading meets the criteria crucial for effective reading instruction established by the National Reading Panel Report. It provides explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Daily phonemic awareness establishes the foundation for literacy development. Phonics instruction is explicit with scaffolded instruction to guide student independence. Fluency instruction includes decodable text and leveled books with assessment measures for speed, accuracy and the ability to read with expression. Comprehension instruction addresses seven categories of comprehension including monitoring, questioning and summarizing for narrative and expository text with the use of graphic organizers. It is one of two core programs used in California.
Washington Virtual Academies
Tuition-free online school for Washington students.
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