Some of our students are receiving supplemental reading support using the Reading Horizons program. The Reading Horizons approach to reading instruction fulfills research-based best practices- it engages students in explicit and systematic phonics instruction that matches the structured literacy framework. By minimizing the number of rules and skills that students are taught during explicit phonics instruction and connecting these skills to visual cues- students easily remember this process when decoding words into their proper sounds and syllables.
Reading Horizons Methodology
Simple, Streamlined Reading Instruction
Reading Horizons empowers learners with a simple, streamlined approach to reading instruction. By learning the following concepts, students are provided with a framework that allows them to read the majority of words in the English language:
- 42 Sounds of the Alphabet
- 5 Phonetic Skills
- 2 Decoding Skills
These skills are learned through an explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory approach that is based on Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction.
Decoding Skills: A Means to an End
Reading Horizons focus on decoding is not an end in itself. Rather, decoding skills create a foundation so learners will easily master more advanced reading skills. While students are learning the framework, exercises are layered in to build vocabulary, spelling, grammar, fluency, and comprehension skills.
How Effective is Our Approach?
Upon completing the Reading Horizons At-Home program, most learners gain two-to-three reading levels. These students are able to experience success — often for the first time, making them more open to further learning.
“I would just like to say that this program is amazing in its ability to maintain the attention of my daughter. We have tried many other resources to help my 3rd grader overcome her reading deficiencies, but this is the only program that has inspired her to work on her own!” — D. Bruce Cahilly II, Emporium, PA
Get a Taste of Reading Horizons Unique Method
Method Overview Video
View this 8-minute overview and learn more about our unique system. We'll take you step by step through the reading program and how it works.
Sample a Lesson
Watch a free lesson sample from the Reading Horizons Discovery or Elevate software, and experience the power of our method.