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Testimonials

“SPIRE is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow program that has the potential to greatly impact the learning of complex reading skills for struggling learners. Through the hands-on approach SPIRE has developed, students are engaged in learning set skills; whereby, they practice individual skills and conclude by putting all those parts together to practice skills in context. Great program, great organization, great asset to a reading program!”
Gina Bittner
Peru State University
School of Education
Peru, NE

Intensive, multisensory reading intervention with proven results
Grades Pre-K–8+

By: Sheila Clark-Edmands

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S.P.I.R.E. Watch Overview Video

S.P.I.R.E. Implementation Guide

S.P.I.R.E. Results

S.P.I.R.E. Workshops

Orton Gillingham Based
Orton-Gillingham Based
Reviewed by Florida Center for Reading Research: Download Report
Common Core State Standards

What is S.P.I.R.E.?

S.P.I.R.E.® is a comprehensive and multisensory reading intervention program. It is designed to prevent reading failure and to build reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum. It integrates phonological awareness, phonics, handwriting, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension in a 10-Step lesson plan that is specifically designed for the way struggling readers learn.

S.P.I.R.E. Highlights

  • Easy for any educator to implement
    Teacher's Guides for every level provide explicit, detailed instruction and scripting for all lessons to support teachers at every step.
  • Instruction matched to student need
    Abundant resources for continuous assessment and reinforcement ensure every student has what is needed to master skills.
  • Professional Development Workshops
    Flexible workshops deliver the powerful, systematic instruction that can help you experience unprecedented results.


Research Proven

Special Education and English Language Learners (ELL) who received S.P.I.R.E. instruction
made significant reading gains on standardized and norm referenced assessments.


PLUS...

New! eBooks

  • Sounds
    Sensible
  • Teacher’s
    Guides
  • Blackline
    Masters
  • Student
    Readers
  • Student
    Workbooks
  • Additional
    Materials
  • Illustrated
    Decodables

Sounds Sensible—Pre-Level 1

Sounds Sensible® is uniquely effective as phonological awareness and beginning phonics instruction for beginning or struggling readers:

  • For beginning readers – essential instruction that builds the foundational skills of reading to prevent reading failure before it starts
  • For struggling readers – an Orton-Gillingham based intervention for any grade level that serves as Pre-Level 1 of the S.P.I.R.E. program.


Sounds Sensible
provides hands-on instruction in the most reliable indicators of reading success: phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and an understanding of letter-sound relationships, as well as handwriting. Included are structured, sequential, 5-step (45-minute) lessons for the mastery of 20 conconants and short a. Sounds Sensible can be completed in 6-8 months.

Kit provides all materials needed for implementation:

  • Teacher's Guide
  • Blackline Masters*
  • Game mats, pieces, and cards*


*Materials include optional elements more suitable for young learners.

Sounds Sensible

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Teacher’s Guides, Levels 1–8

These invaluable resources include detailed lesson plans with dialogues modeling scaffolded instruction for every step of the S.P.I.R.E. 10-step lesson plan.

Plus:

  • Multiple reinforcing lessons for every concept
  • Point-of-use cross-references to Blackline Masters, Readers, and Workbooks
  • Extensive word, phrase, and sentence lists for individualizing lessons

To learn which concepts are covered in each level,
download the Scope and Sequence

Teacher’s Guide

Blackline Masters, Levels 1–8

Reproducible instructional and assessment materials organized in one location:

  • Key Word Concept Sheets
  • Phoneme Segmentation Sheets
  • Word Cards
  • Decoding assessments for all concepts
  • Fluency Drills
  • Quick Checks
  • Post-Level Assessment
  • Plus More

Blackline Masters

Student Readers, Levels 1–8

Readers are comprised of fully decodable text, controlled for phonics and sight word knowledge, including the instructions. Included are multiple reading passages for every concept and word lists for developing word analysis skills. These consumable books come in an unillustrated format for application of decoding strategies, word recognition, and comprehension.

Student Readers

Student Workbooks, Levels 1–8

Workbooks include fully decodable exercises and instructions. Provide students with extended practice and reinforcement through phonics and decoding activities for every concept and comprehension questions for every passage from Student Readers.

Student Workbooks

Initial Placement Assessment

Diagnostic and prescriptive assessment provides detailed data for the placement of students within S.P.I.R.E. Includes:

  • Detailed administration guidelines
  • Tests to assess the encoding and decoding of phonemes and words, plus alphabet knowledge
  • Phonogram Cards (Levels 1–5) are needed to administer the Initial Placement Test
Handwriting Program for Print

Phonogram Cards

Color coded cards for daily phonogram automaticity practice. Two sizes available (2 ½“x 3 ½“or 5”x 8”).

 Phonogram Cards

Word Cards

High frequency word cards for automaticity drills. Traffic light colors cue students:

 Stop! Non-phonetic (sight) word! (red)
 Slow down! There’s an unusual sound! (yellow)
 Go! It’s decodable! (green)
(Size 6” x 4”)
 Word Cards

Magnet Board and Letters

A magnetic board (18”x 12”) that folds in half for easy storage, along with 262 magnetic phonogram tiles for use in daily word building activities.

Alternative format Letter Set includes all phonogram cards on cardstock with cutting lines. Magnetic squares sold separately.

 Magnet Board and Letters

Phoneme Segmentation Chart

Teacher models phonemic awareness activities with this 15” x 18” magnetic board. Magnetized circles and rectangles representing phonemes and syllables are included.

 Phoneme Segmentation Chart

Sound Circles and Syllable Rectangles

Students use these in phoneme manipulation activities to mirror teacher’s magnetic Phoneme Segmentation Chart. (Reproducible charts included in Blackline Masters)

 Sound Circles and Syllable Rectangles

Small Letter Set

Includes 8 sets. Magnet Board and Letters alternative. Letters are printed on cardstock with guideline for easy cutting.

Now Available as eBooks!


Illustrated Decodables
include 10 illustrated versions of Student Reader stories in Set A, plus 10 original titles in Set B.

  • Increase reading practice and build student confidence
  • Promote rereading and build fluency
  • Engage students with illustrations by contemporary artists
  • Provide a great take-home resource
  • 16 pages, 5 ½“ x 8 ½“

Level Skill Sequence
1 a, i, o, u, e, sh, ch, th, wh, -ng, -nk
2 ff, ll, ss, al, wa, qu, ck, tch, vCe
3 open syllable, ild, old, ind, ost, oll, ay, -ed, -s,-es,-ing, Twin & Non-Twin Consonant Syllable Division, ou, a-
4 ea, -le, oa, ai, ee, oo, igh, ie
5 Soft c & g, /er/, dge, s = /z/, ow, oe, or,ar
6 a-, -able, ph, ought, aught, ue, ew, tu, oi, oy, aw, au, ey, kn, wr, mb, gh, gu, -age, Open Syllable





Decodable Readers

How do I purchase S.P.I.R.E.?


Pricing for S.P.I.R.E.®

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Item #
Item
Grade Range
Pricing
1–5 6+
Quantity
Subtotal
5745-W1 Initial Placement Assessment Ungraded 65.65
5727-W1 Level 7 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5724-W1 Level 7 Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5725-W1 Level 7 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5726-W1 Level 7 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5731-W1 Level 8 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5728-W1 Level 8 Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5729-W1 Level 8 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5730-W1 Level 8 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5761-W1 Level 1 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5700-W1 Level 1 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5701-W1 Level 1 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5762-W1 Level 2 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5702-W1 Level 1 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5763-W1 Level 3 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5703-W1 Level 1 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5764-W1 Level 4 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5704-W1 Level 2 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5765-W1 Level 5 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5705-W1 Level 2 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5766-W1 Level 6 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5706-W1 Level 2 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5767-W1 Level 7 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5707-W1 Level 2 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5768-W1 Level 8 Set
1–5 pricing: 275.00
6+ pricing: —
S.P.I.R.E. PackageEach set includes 1 Teacher's Guide, 1 Blackline Master, 6 Student Readers, 6 Workbooks, and 1 set of Word Cards for the level, plus a corresponding set of Phonogram Cards, in a convenient storage box.
Ungraded 275.00
5708-W1 Level 3 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
2685-W1 Storage System Ungraded 99.95
5750-W1 Large Phonogram Cards (Levels 6–8) Ungraded 46.60 32.65
5749-W1 Large Phonogram Cards Levels 1–5 Ungraded 46.60 32.65
5709-W1 Level 3 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5710-W1 Level 3 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5711-W1 Level 3 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5712-W1 Level 4 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5713-W1 Level 4 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5714-W1 Level 4 Teacher's Guide Ungraded 49.55
5715-W1 Level 4 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5716-W1 Level 5 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5720-W1 Level 6 Student Reader Ungraded 17.95 12.60
5717-W1 Level 5 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5721-W1 Level 6 Student Workbook Ungraded 12.80 9.00
5718-W1 Level 5 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5722-W1 Level 6 Teacher’s Guide Ungraded 49.55
5719-W1 Level 5 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5723-W1 Level 6 Blackline Masters Ungraded 54.65
5732-W1 Phonogram Cards Levels 1–5 (1 set for each small group) Ungraded 26.35 18.45
5748-W1 Phonogram Cards Levels 6–8 (1 set for each small group) Ungraded 26.35 18.45
5769-W1 S.P.I.R.E. Set Pre-Level 1–5 (for 1 teacher, 1 student)
1–5 pricing: 1347.20
6+ pricing: —

Choking Hazard-Small parts.

S.P.I.R.E. Set Pre-Level 1–5 contains 1 each of Pre-Level 1 through Level 5:

Materials

  • Sounds Sensible Kit
  • Student Readers and Workbooks
  • Teacher’s Guide and Blackline Masters
  • Word Cards


Decodables

  • Illustrated Decodables 1–6 Starter Sets (A & B)


Ancillaries

  • Initial Placement Assessment
  • Phonogram Cards 1-5
  • Magnetic Phoneme Segmentation Chart
  • Sound Circles & Syllable Rectangles
  • Magnet Board and Letters
  • Letter Set
  • Magnetic Squares for Letter Set
  • Highlighter Tape
  • Green Marker
  • Acetate Sheet

Ungraded 1347.20
5770-W1 S.P.I.R.E. Set Level 6–8 (for 1 teacher, 1 student)
1–5 pricing: 605.00
6+ pricing: —

S.P.I.R.E. Set Level 6–8 contains 1 each of Level 6 through Level 8:

Materials

  • Student Readers and Workbooks
  • Teacher’s Guide and Blackline Masters
  • Word Cards


Ancillaries

  • Phonogram Cards 6-8
  • Magnetic Phoneme Segmentation Chart
  • Sound Circles & Syllable Rectangles
  • Magnet Board and Letters
  • Letter Set
  • Magnetic Squares for Letter Set
  • Highlighter Tape
  • Green Marker
  • Acetate Sheet

Does not include Initial Placement Assessment or Illustrated Decodables.


Ungraded 605.00
5771-W1 S.P.I.R.E. Set Pre-Level 1–8 (for 1 teacher, 1 student)
1–5 pricing: 1775.00
6+ pricing: —

Choking Hazard-Small parts.

S.P.I.R.E. Set Pre-Level 1–8 contains 1 each of all SPIRE instructional materials and ancillaries:

Also includes:

  • Initial Placement Assessment
  • Illustrated Decodables 1-6 Starter Sets (A & B)
  • Sounds Sensible Kit
  • Magnetic Phon. Seg. Chart
  • Sound Circles/Rectangles
  • Magnet Board & Letters
  • Letter Set
  • Magnetic Squares
  • Highlighter Tape
  • Green Marker
  • Acetate Sheet
Ungraded 1775.00
Total $0.00
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