Discover essential Science of Reading-based resources and reading programs to support reading instruction and help students build literacy skills.

Powerful Resources and Curriculum Support for Applying SOR Principles

To prevent widespread gaps and reading failure, effective reading instruction for K2 students is urgently required. As Louisa C. Moats said in 2020: “The most fundamental responsibility of schools is teaching students to read.” The Science of Reading shows educators how best to support early readers through explicit, systematic instruction. Utilize our research-backed resources to apply SOR principles in your school, district, or classroom, helping more students learn to read sooner, more effectively, and more successfully.


Grades PreK8

S.P.I.R.E. is an intensive multisensory reading intervention program that brings the Orton-Gillingham approach and Science of Reading principles to work in the classroom. Incorporating the latest SOR research with robust, classroom-tested content and proven teaching methods, S.P.I.R.E. is easy to implement for novice and experienced teachers alike, with sequentially structured lessons. From phonics to comprehension, from readers to manipulatives, from print to digital, everything is provided in this complete program, even flexible professional development.

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Sounds Sensible

Grades PreK4

Sounds Sensible supports a Structured Literacy approach, applying SOR principles in your classroom by providing hands-on instruction in the most reliable indicators of reading success, including phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, letter-sound relationships, and more. Effective phonics instruction for beginning or struggling readers, explicit 5-step lessons are structured and sequential. This Orton-Gillingham-based reading intervention serves as Pre-Level 1 of the S.P.I.R.E. program. With an easy-to-use Teacher's Guide, this complete kit gives you everything you need for implementation.

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Decodable Readers

Grades K8

Count on our Decodable Readers to promote the love of reading, reinforce phonics skills, and provide a bridge from decoding to fluency and comprehension. Apply SOR principles anytime with multiple fiction and nonfiction libraries in a variety of topics and genres to easily supplement any reading curriculum.

  • ReadfettiTM Decodable Readers (K2) includes diverse, multicultural, fiction and non-fiction decodable readers, coupled with Read Aloud Cards. Students gain opportunities to practice newly acquired phonics skills while developing oral vocabulary, background knowledge, and reading comprehension skills.
  • S.P.I.R.E. Illustrated Decodable Readers (K8) include a variety of genres from biographies and science to poetry and mythology, supporting SOR by helping improve decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills while building confidence.
  • Primary Phonics Readers (K2) are a classroom favorite. Promoting fluency in beginning readers for over 30 years, these readers facilitate individualized instruction through flexible, skills-based workbooks and storybooks that correspond to students’ ability levels.
  • The Alphabet Series (K6) supports beginning & struggling readers. This controlled vocabulary reader series works well with any phonics or reading curriculum, motivating students to read while applying phonics concepts and developing comprehension skills.
  • Touchphonics Readers (K5) apply Touchphonics concepts to connected text. One reader for every lesson provides opportunities to apply phonics concepts and build fluency.
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Explode The Code

Grades 14

Support a Structured Literacy approach with a program that builds the literacy skills essential for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling. Based on SOR and the Orton-Gillingham approach, this program has helped millions of students gain early literacy skills, developing comprehension skills through reading in context. Multisensory, systematic phonics instruction provides abundant opportunities for greater retention, and the clearly established routine is a roadmap to success.

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Primary Phonics

Grades K6

Supporting SOR principles, this phonics-based early reading program facilitates individualized instruction through flexible, skills-based workbooks and storybooks that correspond to students’ ability levels. Students are able to work at their own pace and progress systematically from simple to complex phonic elements to become successful readers.

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Grades 412

Direct instruction for decoding, spelling, and understanding multisyllabic words, Megawords supports the application of SOR principles through multisensory, systematic instruction. Megawords is skills-based, so it can be adapted to a variety of settings and RTI tiers. Diagnostic assessments help teachers place students in the right Megawords level and track student progress. Teacher's Guides provide direct, point-of-use instruction.

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