This has only been my second year of the program but we are excited about the growth we see in our students. I have a multiage kindergarten-first grade and we are using the Reading Horizons program at both kindergarten and first grade level. I see students using the rules they have learned in their everyday reading. I also see them marking (proving) words when they do not need to, but like to. Also, I am encouraged and surprised at how much the children enjoy the dictation. It is so helpful and they really have remained positive all year.