Lasting Literacy for all Tennessee K–12 Learners.

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Meet the Requirements of the Tennessee Literacy Success Act

As an education leader in Tennessee, you understand how vital it is to raise literacy rates across the state using foundational reading instruction outlined in the Tennessee Literacy Success Act. And this includes also meeting the needs through 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 Tennessee Reading Horizons representative.
  2. Get a personalized plan for your schools.
  3. Celebrate reading breakthroughs!

This program completely aligns with the core curriculum used in Tennessee K–3 Tier 1 classrooms. It strongly impacts student reading proficiency in all tiers K–12.

The TDOE Dyslexia Resource Guide outlines requirements for evidence-based interventions for students with dyslexia. See how Reading Horizons checks each box on the Dyslexia-Specific Intervention Checklist.

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Translate teacher knowledge into classroom practice with a program that has followed the science of reading for nearly 40 years.

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Celebrate Reading Breakthroughs in Tennessee

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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“The district recently received the state’s highest rating for academic growth.”

New York Times—In Memphis, the Phonics Movement Comes to High School

Educators and students in Shelby County Schools are making huge strides in reading proficiency! Reading Horizons is honored to support this district with a structured literacy program that helps all students learn to read.

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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.

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 Tennessee.
  • 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.

Meet Your Tennessee Team

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

Hutch Hutcherson

Hutch Hutcherson

Account Executive

Sean Lindsey

Sean Lindsey

Education Consultant

Shatamara Davis

Shatamara Davis

Elevate Lead

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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