Reading Horizons Curriculum Review
For nearly 30 years, Reading Horizons has helped over 10,000 schools aid students who struggle with reading issues.
What is Reading Horizons?
The program's methodology is simple at its core. Students are empowered with the 42 sounds of the alphabet, 5 skills of phonetic and 2 decoding skills, which allows them to decode more than 80 percent of the words in our English language.
"The alphabet is introduced in letter sets consisting of four consonants and one vowel. Each letter sounds introduced individually, and students learn the name, sound, and formation simultaneously. Letters that commonly cause student confusion if introduced too closely are deliberately separated. Immediate application of each letter set helps solidify understanding." (From their website, www.readinghorizons.com).
Unique features about Reading Horizons
The Reading Horizons program is available for use in traditional brick and mortar settings or for home use online. The Discovery program is geared for students beginning in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and is available in two formats, direct instruction and interactive software. The 4th-adult product is also available in either direct instruction and interactive software.
Another great aspect of this program is that it is modeled on the Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction. This approach is multi-sensory focusing on your student's individual learning style be it visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic.
The program was created by a former teacher, Charlotte Lockhart and it is designed to make every educator a reading specialist. The curriculum meets state standards and the company offers full support including training, software, webinars and more.
This is a cutting-edge online learning tool.