About Reading Horizons


At Reading Horizons, we believe reading is for everyone. Everything we do and create is to make quality reading instruction accessible to as many people as possible.

We work to make reading for everyone through:

Research-based Skills

Reading Horizons products and trainings are powered by a research-based method that clearly explains the structures and patterns of the English language.

Direct Instruction Materials

Direct instruction materials guide and support teachers as they implement Reading Horizons research-based method in the classroom.

Instructional Software

Instructional software Individualizes learning to each student’s needs. The software reinforces teacher-led instruction or is used as the primary source of instruction.

Teacher Training

A one-day onboarding training and additional online training helps teachers prepare to implement the Reading Horizons method in the classroom.

Free Resources and Events

Reading Horizons works to spread the research and strategies that improve the quality of literacy instruction through free content, free resources, and free events.

Learn more about Reading Horizons training and tools:

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Company History

In the 1970’s a seasoned educator, Charlotte Lockhart (also known as the “BiPhonic Woman”), published the original Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself curriculum due to the success she had working with struggling readers in her school. By combining research-based strategies with a simple framework, Lockhart was able to quickly teach struggling students effective skills for decoding the English language.

In 1984, Reading Horizons was contracted to create corresponding software to Lockhart’s effective methodology. After Lockhart’s passing, Reading Horizons purchased the full copyright to the curriculum in 2001.

By embedding Lockhart’s effective approach into all of its products, Reading Horizons has been able to empower over 50,000 educators with teaching strategies that prevent and remediate the reading difficulties of beginning readers, struggling readers, and ELL students.

In honor of Lockhart’s legacy, we have created the Charlotte Lockhart Award for Excellence in Literacy Education to recognize schools and educators that dedicate themselves to spreading the cause of literacy:

In Good Company


Learn more about Reading Horizons—our company, our history, our values, and our leadership.

As our company name suggests, our goal is to provide a dynamic, successful way for people to reach beyond their limitations and discover new horizons by learning to read. Accordingly, Reading Horizons is dedicated specifically to helping people learn to read so they can be better prepared to accomplish real-life tasks that face them every day and so they can create opportunities to expand their horizons in the future.

Inclusivity Statement


Reading Horizons seeks to provide literacy skills to all. We recognize that the students and educators we reach are diverse, and we embrace and value their diversity. To this end, Reading Horizons curriculum and materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our Cultural Inclusivity Review Committee.

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