Simple & Practical K-3 Implementation
Learn how Reading Horizons boosts reading success:
Minimum Prep Time, Minimum Class Time, Maximum Results
To make implementation as simple and practical as possible, Reading Horizons boosts the effectiveness of its unmatched methodology and affordable training with easy to use scripted teacher manuals and interactive reading software. Combined together, all of these things will:
Provide teachers with proven strategies
Reading Horizons program is effective because its methodology is effective. During this two-day training, teachers are provided with a complete overview of the method, as well as teaching tips for maximizing student success.
Provide teachers with effective tools
The two-day training also orients teachers to Reading Horizons products. Teachers learn how to use the interactive software and direct instruction materials in the classroom to maximize their results.
Ensure implementation is sustained
Teachers leave this two-day training with a clear plan on how to effectively implement Reading Horizons in each of their classrooms. Reading Horizons also provides ongoing coaching and free customer support to help teachers sustain Reading Horizons, year after year.
Empower Teachers to Empower Students
Reading Horizons offers a two-day training on basic literacy instructional strategies to prepare and empower teachers with the strategies they need to give beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners a solid foundation in reading.
The Reading Horizons Implementation Coach Partnership
The Implementation Coach Partner program provides teachers and administrators with the support they need to immediately implement the Reading Horizons program with fidelity. Each partner school receives two days of initial on-site training for teachers and two additional on-site coaching days with an implementation expert during the first two months of implementation. These coaches are implementation experts with years of experience using the Reading Horizons method and materials in classrooms.
Scripted Teacher Manuals
It’s not realistic to expect that teachers can devote several hours a day preparing and delivering reading instruction.
Reading Horizons Discovery’s short, scripted lesson plans help with implementation by requiring little preparation time. In fact, a substitute teacher can easily pick up the manual and teach students high-quality reading instruction while a teacher is away.
Scripted lessons also ensure that instructional integrity is maintained. Teachers can be confident they have taught each skill as explicitly and as succinctly as possible. This helps students quickly grasp each new concept.
Each scripted lesson includes:
- Skill Review: 5 minutes
- Teacher Instruction: 15–20 minutes
- Guided Practice: 5-10 minutes
- Whole-Class Practice: 3-5 minutes
- Individual Practice: as time allows
- Reinforcement Activities: as time allows
Each lesson is designed to take approximately 20 to 30 minutes, with additional exercises and games that can be implemented as schedules allow. These concise lessons keep students engaged and make it easy to implement into busy class schedules.
Interactive Reading Software
Reading Horizons Discovery software aids implementation by providing:
- Targeted, individualized reading instruction to each student.
- Assessment data for planning small-group and one-on-one instruction.
- Lessons that introduce or reinforce instruction for struggling students.
- A system for catching up students that are new to your school or have missed class for sickness or vacation.
- An online version that students can access from home.
The best results are achieved when students spend 30-60 minutes a day, 3-5 days a week either with software or teacher-led instruction. The pacing of the program should be based on student proficiency.
Accelerate Your Success
Reading Horizons Accelerate is a customer resource website that helps you fully implement this system into your school. Accelerate provides teaching tips, product demonstrations, and technical support.
All the tools and resources you need to successfully implement our product in one, easy to access place.