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About The Program

Explicit, Teacher-led Instruction: Lessons are clearly written and keep teachers at the center of instruction

S.P.I.R.E.® is a research-proven reading intervention program for your lowest performing students. It is designed to build reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum that incorporates phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension in a systematic 10-step lesson plan.

S.P.I.R.E. is now available in a digital version, iSPIRE!

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Dramatically increase student's reading skills through

Explicit Teacher-led Instruction  

Lessons are clearly written and keep teachers at the center of instruction.

Consistent 10-Step Lesson 

Systematic, sequentially structured lessons ensure mastery of concepts and allow for easy implementation.

Multisensory Learning

Auditory, visual, and kinesthetic activities keep students actively engaged.

Mastery of Concepts 

Data-driven instruction with continual practice and review ensure measurable and permanent gains.


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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.  View the Research Study »

Program Overview


Placement Test

SPIRE Placement Test

Sample Lessons

Decodable Reader: Night Flight (from Set 4B) Level 1: (Short e) Sample Pages Level 2: (tch) Sample Pages Level 3: (ay) Sample Pages Level 4: (ea) Sample Pages Level 5: (ow) Sample Pages
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Customer Resources

Upgrade to S.P.I.R.E. 4th Edition Scope and Sequence 10-Step Lesson Overview Quick Start Lessons Videos: Quick Start Lessons S.P.I.R.E. Pattern Mark Ups Introductory Lesson Planner Reinforcing Lesson Planner Sounds Glossary Decodable Readers Teacher's Guide Videos: Customer Interviews
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Research and Articles

White Paper - SPIRE, A Structured Literacy Program S.P.I.R.E. Intensive Reading Intervention: A Comparative Analysis at Second Through Sixth Grades Case Study- Freedom School Case Study-Saraland Elementary School Case Study-Summer Program Case Study-Grace Miller Elementary School Case Study-Stilwell Public Schools Effectiveness Report, Whitehall, OH Effectiveness Report, Farmington, New Mexico Effectiveness Report, Tooele City, Utah Case Study - Baltimore City Schools Research Paper "Prevention of Reading Failure" by Sheila Clark-Edmands
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