Our Method Changes Lives

When reading instruction isn’t systematic, it isn’t effective. The Reading Horizons method is a systematic, simple, and scientific approach to teaching reading skills.

Our Orton-Gillingham-based, multisensory approach to direct, explicit, systematic, and cumulative phonics instruction features a unique marking system to aid readers in learning to decode and encode.

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Built for Simplicity

Reading Horizons is the expert in foundational literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, high-frequency words, and fluency. Our method includes:

Intentional Sequence

We progress from the simplest concepts to the more complex ones.

Unique Marking System

A visual cue to help students identify English language patterns.

Five Phonetic + Two Decoding Skills

These skills give learners easy-to-learn rules for spelling and pronouncing words.

Daily Design

Our “I Do, We Do, You Do” instruction gives educators a repeatable framework for delivering lessons.

Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t

Basal literacy programs fail when teachers get overwhelmed with unnecessary materials and instructional decisions. We made a conscious decision to include only what teachers need—and explicit guidance for how and when to use the materials.

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Reading Horizons Discovery Daily Core 4 infographic

Removing the Guesswork

Every lesson follows the same effective systematic and cumulative instructional design, giving students the opportunity to review, transfer, and practice their new skills—at their own pace.

Confidence for Educators. Confidence for Students.

When students fail to succeed, educator confidence dwindles. Reading Horizons isn’t just explicit systematic instruction for students. It’s an explicit systematic instruction for educators, as well.