Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all North Carolina K–12 Learners.

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Boost Reading Proficiency in Your North Carolina School District

As an education leader in North 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’ve followed the science of reading for nearly 40 years 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 North 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 in Cleveland, North Carolina 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 Reading Horizons 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 North 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!”

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 North Carolina Team

Schedule a call with Trevor, your dedicated Reading Horizons representative, for a personalized conversation about how we can support the needs of your school district.

Drew Frandsen

Drew Frandsen

Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson

Sean Lindsey

Sean Lindsey

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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