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Bring the Science of Reading to Life in the Classroom

  • Diagnose - FREE assessments (K-12) to help identify decoding issues contributing to comprehension weaknesses
  • Group - FREE, secure student data management interface for grouping K-12 students for instruction
  • Teach - Our lessons, LaunchpadCountdownBlastHD Word, & Boost prevent and remediate decoding weaknesses.
  • Professional Development - COVID update - Explore our  NEW Virtual Implementation Courses and on-demand webinars. 

Explore our lessons below:

Launchpad for Pre-K 

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Prepare to launch to reading success! 
Playful and powerful evidence-based foundational reading skill instruction to prepare students for kindergarten.

Launchpad Quick Facts: 

  • Only 15–20 minutes a day
  • Prevention: Pre-K whole-class instruction
  • 28 weeks of playful, interactive instruction that establishes a firm foundation in concepts of print, phonological and phonemic awareness, and letter knowledge.
  • Easy, ready-to-teach scripted lessons, with a combination of activities that can be taught “anyplace” and activities complemented by a colorful, image-based teacher presentation tool.

Countdown for K 

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Countdown to reading success!
Playful and powerful scientifically-aligned foundational reading skill instruction for kindergarten.

Countdown Quick Facts:

  • Only 15–20 minutes a day
  • Prevention: Kindergarten whole-class, supplemental first instruction
  • Intervention: RTI Tier II, early intervention for K–1, and intensive small-group intervention for emerging readers in Grades 2–3
  • 28 weeks of playful, targeted instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, phonics, and high-frequency words
  • Easy, ready-to-teach scripted lessons, complemented by a ready-made, colorful, image-based, animated teacher presentation tool

Blast for 1st Grade

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Blast off to reading success!
Exciting and engaging scientifically-aligned foundational reading skill instruction for 1st-grade students.

Blast Foundations Quick Facts:

  • Only 15–20 minutes a day
  • Prevention: 1st-grade whole-class, supplemental first instruction
  • Intervention: RTI Tier II and III, early intervention for Grades 1–3, and intensive small-group intervention for emerging readers in Grades 3–5
  • 25 weeks of playful, targeted instruction in phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, phonics, and high-frequency words
  • Easy, ready-to-teach scripted lessons, complemented by a ready-made, colorful, animated teacher presentation tool
  • Great for ELLs in Grades K–5!

HD Word for 2nd-12th

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Bring words into high definition!
Powerful and mature scientifically-aligned reading skill instruction for the 2nd & 3rd-grade classroom.

HD Word Quick Facts: 

  • Only 15–20 minutes a day
  • Prevention2nd & 3rd-grade whole-class, supplemental first instruction
  • Intervention: RTI Tier II, fast-paced intervention for students in Grades 2–12 who struggle with multisyllabic words and more advanced phonics skills but have mastered most basic phonics skills
  • Builds on key foundational skills established in Blast Foundations
  • 33 weeks of efficient, targeted instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable types, and fluency
  • Easy, ready-to-teach scripted lessons, complemented by a ready-made, colorful, animated teacher presentation tool

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Phonics Boost for 3rd-12th

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Boost the decoding and fluency of your severely struggling students!
 
Intensive and effective scientifically aligned foundational reading skill instruction for older students with gaps in their basic decoding skills.

Phonics Boost Quick Facts: 

40–60 minutes a day
Intervention: RTI Tier III and special education (including dyslexia) intensive intervention for small groups in Grades 3–12 who have some basic phonics skills and knowledge but need slow-paced instruction to solidify key foundational skills
• Builds on knowledge of basic consonant sounds and high-frequency words
• 80 one-hour lessons with mature, targeted instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable types, and fluency
• Easy, ready-to-teach scripted lessons, complemented by a readymade, colorful, animated teacher presentation  tool

Boost can be supplemented with Phonics Boost Plus and Phonics Boost Skills Assessments

Phonics Blitz for 4th-12th

Blitz Lesson Plan Set - Teacher Guides

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Phonics Blitz is a set of 50 intervention lessons for students in grades 4–12.

The lessons help older students who are unable to effectively read complex text. Blitz is designed specifically for students who read less accurately than expected because they lack key foundational reading skills. The primary focus of the lessons is phonemic awareness, phonics concepts, and essential word-attack skills and the net effect of these lessons is faster and more accurate reading of complex text. 

Quick Facts 

Intervention, RTI, Tier 2 & 3
40-60 Minutes a Day

Grades 4–12 - RTI, Tier 2, and 3 and special education intervention for students who struggle with basic phonics skills; small groups up to 10. It can be supplemented with Phonics Boost Plus and Phonics Boost Skills Assessments.

Boost Plus

Boost Plus

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Extend Boost or Blitz with more activities
 
Strategic set of supplemental instructional modules aligned to Phonics Boost and Phonics Blitz.
 
Quick Facts:
• Great for reviewing and reinforcing the concepts in Phonics Boost or Blitz with struggling students
• 40 modules aligned to Boost and Blitz that provide a multitude of multisensory activities and materials for strategic supplementation
• Quickly and easily targets the exact skills you want to review
• Ready-to-use, structured series of activities
• Seamlessly fits into any intervention setting: one-on-one, peer-to-peer, or whole group
 

HD Word Plus

HD Word Plus Teacher's Guides

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Extend HD Word with additional activities
Strategic and systematic set of supplemental support units aligned to HD Word
 
Quick Facts:
• Classroom: Adds depth and additional practice to HD Word instruction
• Intervention: Small-group intervention for 2nd–5th grade students receiving HD Word instruction in the classroom
• 32 support units fully aligned to HD Word with detailed intervention plans, additional practice activities, and supplemental mini-lessons
• Quickly and easily targets the exact skills you want to review
• Easy-to-use, even without experience teaching HD Word
 


In all our lessons, students learn to practice what good readers do naturally, which is to pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar and multi-syllable words. Our lessons, LaunchpadCountdownBlastHD WordBoost, and Blitz, explicitly teach phonemic awareness, phonics concepts, and word attack skills. They also focus on reading accurately, which translates to better comprehension. The lessons are research-based, multisensory, highly effective, and can be taught by a wide range of people, not just experienced literacy professionals.

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