Teacher's Tool Kit


Really Great Reading Teacher's Tool Kit

Really Great Reading® specializes in helping educators teach the foundational skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading. We provide scientifically aligned professional developmentdiagnosticsgroupinginterventions, and preventions.  We help schools build strong literacy foundations in primary grades and help remediate decoding issues in upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Learn more about our approach, click the links below:

Long distance learning

Complimentary Workshops & Webinars

The COVID crisis has caused unprecedented learning loss for so many students. One of the places where instruction has been impacted is foundational literacy skills (teaching children to read). To respond to this critical crisis, and to help educators, Really Great Reading is offering a variety of virtual professional development options. Click here to learn more about our workshops and webinars>>

Implementation Trainings

Letter Tile Free Play

To support our educators and students, we're keeping a complimentary version of Letter Tile Freeplay live through the end of this complicated and complex time. The free version includes all the Basic Tiles. Click to access Letter Tile Free Play>>

Erasing the misery of spelling multi-syllabic words

Home Connection Activities

We know many schools closed unexpectedly during COVID and teachers were looking for activities that can be shared with their students. We put together a selection of PDFs that focus on parent-friendly items like passage reading and high-frequency word fluency. Click here to visit our home connection resources>>

Heart Word Magic

Heart Word Magic is a complimentary teaching tool designed to help students learn to read and spell high-frequency words, particularly those that aren’t very decodable. You may share this terrific tool with your students’ families as an additional home connection resource. Click here>>


Complimentary Diagnostic Assessments

Students struggle with reading for many reasons; that's why successful reading intervention starts with good diagnostics. Really Great Reading makes complimentary diagnostic assessments available to all educators. To view getting started videos and download our complimentary K, 1st grade, and 2nd-12th grade decoding surveys click here>>

Complimentary Grouping Matrix

The Grouping Matrix is a free, password-protected, secure student data management system that groups students (1st-12th) according to the type and depth of their decoding strengths and weaknesses. The Grouping Matrix has direct online data entry, with immediately available reports that group students and provides instructional recommendations. It helps facilitate differentiated data-driven instruction and reporting. Learn more and request access>>>

Implementation Trainings

Instruction and Sample Lesson Plans

We have a better way of teaching the foundational skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading. It's mature and designed for grades PK-12. Learn more and download our sample lesson plans and modules for Launchpad (PK), Countdown (K) Blast Foundations (1st), and HD Word (2nd-12th) click here>>

HD Word Online

Two Week Free Trials to Online Teaching Tools

Bring your classroom to life. These tools help lessen setup time, increase instructional pacing, and as a result help you teach with fidelity. Try any or all of our online teaching tools free for 2 weeks. Click here to read more and to register for your two week free trials>>

Blitz Online

Getting Started & Refresher Videos 

Are you implementing our lessons?  If you have a subscription to one of our online teaching tools (Countdown, Blast, HD Word & Boost Online) please click here to watch our Getting Started & Refresher Videos>>

Blast Student Kit

Ordering Information

Check out our ordering information page. It has all the information you need to place an order online, by mail, fax, or phone. Link to our e-catalog, place your order online and learn about shipping and returns. If you just like to do it the old-fashioned way, call us on the phone and speak to an implementation specialist who can guide you.  Click here to learn more>>

White Paper

More than 20 years of scientific, evidence-based reading research makes clear that all good readers must master certain basic skills. Really Great Reading provides educators with materials and professional development based on the most effective ways to teach reading.



Philosophy and Approach

Automaticity in decoding is also a critical skill for proficient reading of texts with strong comprehension.  Students who have gaps in their phonics knowledge are less likely to read with automaticity. They spend so much mental energy on decoding (or they simply guess or skip words), as a result, their comprehension suffers. When students decode automatically, their mental desk space is freed up to focus on the vocabulary and overall meaning of the text.   learn more>>


The Really Great Reading Difference

Our programs are ideal for PK-2, upper elementary, middle, and high school students, English language learners, as well as adults.  We offer free and accurate diagnostics tools that pinpoint decoding skills and weaknesses. In addition, we offer a free, online Grouping Matrix to ensure that students receive appropriate instruction and are grouped according to their strengths and struggles. Unlike other programs, we have students focus on accuracy rather than speed. That’s because accuracy, not speed, is the key to fluency and comprehension—the ultimate goal of reading. Learn more about how we are different>>


See what educators across the country have to say about the Really Great Reading difference and our Phonics Suite assessments, grouping, instruction, and teaching tools. Click here to read what educators are saying>>

Research Alignment & Successes

Data indicates that our interventions effectively improve the basic reading skills of struggling readers in grades PK-12. Those improved skills lead to better word-level reading, improved reading accuracy, and improved reading rate. Our results tell the story. See how people of all ages have become proficient readers with Really Great Reading. Click here to review Research Alignment, Data & Sucesses>>

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