Phonics and Reading,
Guided by Science
Reading is not a natural process and does not come easily for all students. The instruction in Phonics, Reading, and Me™ is guided by the science of reading for how students learn to read best.
Systematic, Explicit Instruction
Phonics, Reading, and Me™ is structured to teach systematic phonics skills in the service of reading comprehension. The program’s scope and sequence focuses on the essential skills students need to read proficiently, so that small-group time is efficient and effective.
Systematic — The program is systematic because students progress from simpler to more complex skills that lead to reading proficiency.
Explicit — Each lesson provides teachers with explicit teaching routines to reinforce phonics and word study skills.
Students Learn Along Same Path
Phonics, Reading, and Me is built on the belief that all students have the right to read. Some students may need extensive direct instruction, modeling, and repetition. But all students benefit from purposeful practice and a high volume of reading.
- All students read the same highly decodable multicriteria texts
- Students receive different reading scaffolds and extensions
- Students’ progress is monitored using digital learning reports
- Real time data reporting give teachers what they need to make flexible groups to meet students where they are.
- Every lesson is designed to help teachers differentiate using scaffolded supports.
- Instruction provides support for articulation, blending, and multilingual learners
Building Skills and
Phonics, Reading, and Me has multiple thematic units which allow students to build deeper knowledge and vocabulary about a variety of topics while enhancing phonics and word study skills.
PHONEMIC AWARENESS — Focus In grades K–1
FLUENCY — Focus In grades 2–3
- Extensive decoding and encoding
- Considerate cognitive load in each text
- Meaningful texts with comprehension questions
- Oral language through small group and partner conversations
Integrated Early Literacy Skills
As students combine their decoding skills with sight-word recognition, they are building reading fluency.
Every lesson has a brief warm-up with phonemic awareness that leads into phonics instruction. Teachers will provide a model for words and sounds that children will hear and say.
Children strengthen their automaticity when they encounter high-frequency words in the program’s texts.
Automatic Word Recognition
Automatic word recognition is important to ensure that children can read sight words effortlessly, whether they learned words by decoding or by recognizing parts they know when they read.