Intensive intervention to make every student a reader

S.P.I.R.E.® 4th Edition leads nonreaders, struggling readers, and students with dyslexia from self-doubt to lifelong mastery.

Research-proven S.P.I.R.E.® builds reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum that incorporates phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension in systematic 10-step teacher-led lessons, reinforced by practice to lock in measurable gains.


Every aspect of S.P.I.R.E. systematically builds reading skills.

  • Multisensory activities meet different learning styles to engage all students
  • Explicit, teacher-led instruction is data driven to strengthen weak areas
  • Consistent 10-Step lessons ensure mastery of concepts and allow for easy implementation
  • Continual practice and review to lock in permanent gains
  • Comprehensive and consistent assessments readily confirm progress
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Teachers have increased digital flexibility

The S.P.I.R.E. STAR™ Digital Teacher Companion lets teachers easily Share, Track, Assess and Report student data.

Student workbooks are bundled together with the new S.P.I.R.E. STAR Digital Teacher Companion - which allows teachers to score students' print assessments and track their progress online. With STAR, all teacher materials including blackline masters and demonstration tools are a click away, saving valuable prep time.

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Program Overview

S.P.I.R.E. Family Brochure

How to Buy S.P.I.R.E.

Buyer's Guide

Placement Test

S.P.I.R.E. Placement Test

Assessment Guide

S.P.I.R.E. 4E Assessment Guide

Sample Lessons

Level 1, Lesson 5: Short e Level 2, Lesson 6: tch Level 3, Lesson 1: so, he, fly Level 4, Lesson 5: oa Level 5, Lesson 2: soft g Level 6, Lesson 4: ph Decodable Reader: Night Flight (from Set 4B)
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Customer Resources

Quick Start Lessons Scope and Sequence 10-Step Lesson Overview State Approvals Videos: Quick Start Lessons S.P.I.R.E. Pattern Mark Ups Introductory Lesson Planner Reinforcing Lesson Planner Videos: 10-Step Lesson Sounds Glossary Implementation Guide
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Research and Articles

White Paper - S.P.I.R.E., A Structured Literacy Program Case Study - Corbin ISD, KY Sounds Sensible Research Paper Case Study - Cumberland County Public Schools, NC Pedagogy Non Grata S.P.I.R.E. Meta-Analysis White Paper - Research-Based Reading S.P.I.R.E. Intensive Reading Intervention: A Comparative Analysis at Second Through Sixth Grades Effectiveness Report, Tooele City, Utah 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 Case Study - Baltimore City Schools Effectiveness Report, Alton, IL "Prevention of Reading Failure" by Sheila Clark-Edmands Teaching the Disruptive Child
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