Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all Illinois K–12 Learners.

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Boost Reading Proficiency in Your Illinois School District

As an education leader in Illinois, you know how vital it is to help students achieve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. All students, including English language learners, students with dyslexia, and exceptional students, need explicit phonics instruction that supplements and aligns to your core program.

At Reading Horizons, we’ve followed the science of reading for nearly 40 years to provide a program that is simple for teachers to implement and helps students build the foundational reading skills they need to reach their full potential.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a Call with your Texas Reading Horizons representative.
  2. Get a personalized plan for your schools.
  3. Celebrate reading breakthroughs!
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Translate teacher knowledge into classroom practice with a program that has followed the science of reading for 40 years.

Case Study

Tyler Independent School District Research Study

This rigorous study compared impacts between students whose teachers implemented Reading Horizons Discovery® and those whose teachers did not implement the program during the 2021–2022 school year. Both implementation integrity and student outcomes were measured by the Reading Horizons Implementation Integrity Rubric and the DIBELS 8 assessment, respectively. Students receiving Reading Horizons Discovery® instruction demonstrated a positive effect size of .31, a substantively important positive effect, according to What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards.

With exposure to the Reading Horizons method, average student growth was more than double that of students without exposure.

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“I can proudly say I never had a student who left first grade not being able to read, and I attribute it 100% to this program and method.” —Greg Wolcott, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning at Woodridge School District in Illinois

Watch Greg’s video.

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Why Teachers Love Reading Horizons:

  • Simple Method—We have nearly 40 years of proven science baked into one intuitive tool designed in collaboration with classroom teachers in Texas.
  • Ease of Implementation—We work hand-in-hand with teachers to develop resources that transform the complexities of an evolving science into a streamlined program for all students.
  • Supportive partner—Consider us your trusted teaching partners—whether to offer support or to celebrate, we’ll know you by name and pick up when you call.

Educators say, “It’s a teacher’s dream!”

The next generation of foundational literacy

Reading Horizons Discovery

You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope for the best. With leading real-time data, you can celebrate reading success district-wide.

Looking for a program for fourth grade and higher?

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Hogg Middle School has a nearly 100 percent at-risk population of students, as well as having a large population of ESL students. To be honest, the students at Hogg started out a little reluctant to use the program. They would say it was too basic for a middle schooler. As I started pulling small groups, the students began to change their opinion of the program. In the small groups, I work on Reading Horizons with fidelity and set goals with the students to show growth from one district assessment to the next. Just during the first nine weeks, 90 percent of the students I work with showed growth between the first and second district unit assessments (some grew several points and some grew from one proficiency level to the next). The students who started out being reluctant to be part of my groups now beg me to come get them. Not only has their knowledge grown, but so has their confidence. The students like the small group instruction, are engaged, and able to apply the lessons to actual classwork. They are also able to take the knowledge they have gained and be peer helpers in their classrooms during the whole class Reading Horizons lessons. As you can see, Reading Horizons is beneficial at any grade level!!

—Kristen Parker, Reading Specialist at Tyler ISD

Meet Your Illinois Representative

Contact Julian, your Reading Horizons Account Executive, to schedule a presentation tailored to your district’s needs.

Julian Brown

Julian Brown

Illinois Account Executive

Phone: 385-223-6051
Email: julian.brown@readinghorizons.com

Request a presentation.

When you’re ready to explore the program further, complete the form, and the appropriate member of our team will reach out within one business day. Don't worry—we intend to serve, not to sell.

We consider it a privilege to walk alongside you as you transform lives with the power of reading!

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Visit us at These Conferences or Sign-up to Attend Events & Webinars

Conferences

January 29

TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) Midwinter Conference

Austin, TX

February 03

Dallas IDA

Dallas, TX

February 03

TCTELA Annual Conference

(Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts)

February 24

TALE conference

(Texas Association for Literacy Education)

In-Person Events

February 2

Lunch & Learn: Reading Horizons in Region 13

5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX, 78723

10 AM – 12 PM CT

February 15

Lunch & Learn: Reading Horizons in Region 12

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT

West Loop 340 Service Road, Waco, TX

February 22

Lunch & Learn: Reading Horizons in Region 13

5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX, 78723

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM CT

February 23

Lunch & Learn with Reading Horizons

300 Crosby Drive, Henderson, TX, 75652

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CT

March 28

Lunch & Learn: Reading Summit in Region 12

West Loop 340 Service Road, Waco, TX

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CT

Webinars

Commissioner's List: Get to know Reading Horizons

School Districts across Texas are evaluating programs in conjunction with the Commissioner's List. We invite you to learn more about our unique method and the impact our engaging approach has in other local districts.What to expect during this Webinar:

  1. How we equip teachers to deliver instruction that aligns with the Reading Academies.
  2. Experience our how engaging approach captivates students through a live model lesson.
  3. Real examples of success in other districts.
  4. Hands-on practice, raffle prizes, and fun!

Register for one of these event times:

February 8

10:00 AM CT

March 2

10:00 AM CT

After only using Reading Horizons for a few months, our teachers are already seeing a difference in students’ application of phonics rules. Students are able to take the concept they are studying in Reading Horizons and apply it in their reading and writing in ways they have not been able to in the past.”

— Taylor Clark, District Coordinator of Curriculum at Spring Hill ISD

We’ve been surprised at how much even our teachers have learned about phonics and phonemic awareness just from the Reading Horizons method.

— Crystal Schott, Instructional Coach at Lytle ISD

My students are constantly pointing out the skills and sounds that we practice with Reading Horizons® in other content areas. I feel like it’s really ‘sticking!’

— Sarah Fremont, Teacher at Texas City ISD

I have students with Dyslexia that are making a lot of progress. They have improved their Lexile levels by more than 200L!

— Laura Gonzalez, Teacher at Liberty ISD

Join The Science of Reading Collective!

For many teachers, the science of reading feels overwhelming because it’s so… different. As you teach, it’s hard to know for sure if you’re getting it “right.”

You shouldn’t have to figure it out on your own. When you join The Science of Reading Collective, you won’t have to. It’s free to join!

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