Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all South Carolina K–12 Learners.

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Boost Reading Proficiency in Your South Carolina School District

As an education leader in South Carolina, you know how vital it is to help students achieve reading proficiency by the end of third grade. And the need goes beyond that with English language learner (ELL) instruction and reading intervention in grades four and above.

At Reading Horizons, we follow the science of reading to provide a foundational reading program that is simple for teachers, effective for students, and gives teachers the confidence to teach anyone to read.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a Call with your South Carolina 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 nearly 40 years.

Case Study

Cleveland County Research Study

Nearly 50 educators across 16 elementary schools participated in this ESSA Research Study to explore the relationship between implementing the Reading Horizons® method and student learning outcomes in K–3 classrooms. Both implementation integrity and student outcomes were measured by the Reading Horizons Implementation Integrity Rubric and the DIBELS 8 assessment, respectively. In all analyses, student performance outcomes increased from pre- to post-test.

The RH method, implemented via its K–3 literacy solutions, meets the What Works Clearinghouse ESSA Tier 3 requirements—Promising Evidence.

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After our first group of teachers completed the Texas Reading Academies, our district began looking for a systematic and explicit program for teaching phonics. We quickly discovered that Reading Horizons was the answer. It has given us common language and resources across grade levels that has had a positive effect on student performance in grades K–3. Our teachers feel more confident and supported in their instruction and find the lessons and routines easy to implement and extremely effective in reaching the varying needs of their students.

— Meghan Dowell

Literacy Coordinator, Giddings ISD, TX

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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 South Carolina.
  • 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!”

Reading Horizons Discovery® aligns with 100% of K–3 phonics-related TEKS per the 2022 TEA-facilitated Texas Resource Review.

Meet Your North Carolina Team

Contact Trevor Thompson, your Reading Horizons representative, to schedule a presentation tailored to your district’s needs.

Drew Frandsen

Drew Frandsen

Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson

Sean Lindsey

Sean Lindsey

Jake Hadley

Jake Hadley

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

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

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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