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 Illinois 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 Illinois.
  • 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 reading intervention and ELL for older students?

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Overcome student learning gaps with assessment-driven explicit phonics instruction based on the science of reading.

Foundational Literacy for Older Students: Catching Up. Keeping Up. Moving Ahead.

Nearly 66% of fourth- and eighth-grade learners perform below proficient achievement levels in reading. For students grades 4 and beyond who struggle with reading, the path ahead can be difficult and discouraging. For striving readers, newcomers, and students with special needs, we can do more and do it better. And that’s the focus of this edWebinar.

Meet Your Illinois Team

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

Julian Brown

Julian Brown

Dr. Ethan Lynn

Dr. Ethan Lynn

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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