Support Programs

Programs Used for
Improving Reading


LLI (Leveled Literacy Intervention)

LLI is designed to be used with small groups of students who need intensive support to achieve grade-level competency.

Each Level of LLI provides:

  • Combination of reading, writing, and phonics/word study.
  • Emphasis on teaching for comprehending strategies.
  • Explicit attention to genre and to the features of nonfiction and fiction texts.
  • Special attention to disciplinary reading, literature inquiry, and writing about reading.
  • Specific work on sounds, letters, and words in activities designed to help students notice the details of written language and learn how words "work."
  • Close reading to deepen and expand comprehension.
  • Explicit teaching of effective and efficient strategies for expanding vocabulary.
  • Explicit teaching for fluent and phrased reading.
  • Use of writing about reading for the purpose of communicating and learning how to express ideas for a particular purpose and audience using a variety of writing strategies.
  • Built-in level-by-level descriptions and competencies from The Continuum of Literacy Learning, PreK-8 (2011) to monitor student progress and guide teaching.
  • Communication tools for informing parents about what children are learning and how they can support them at home.
  • Technology support for assessment, record keeping, lesson instruction, and home and classroom connections.
  • Detailed analysis of the characteristics of text difficulty for each book.

Road to the Code

·   For helping kindergartners and first graders who are having difficulty on their early literacy skills

·   11-week program for teaching phonemic awareness and letter sound correspondence




Road to Reading

·   Grades 1-3

·   Helps develop accuracy and fluency in decoding

·   Ideal for students who can demonstrate beginning levels of phonemic awareness and who know some letter names and sounds, Road to Reading targets the next crucial skills, including word identification, oral reading, and dictation.





·   This direct-instruction program develops phonemic awareness and phonics skills as well as reading fluency in small groups of beginning readers

·   Students' reading skills improve by:

o Developing phonemic awareness by segmenting and blending sounds in words

o Strengthening proficiency with letter sounds

o Learning to decode short, phonetically regular words

o Building fluency using word lists and stories

o Spelling short, phonetically regular words

o Developing comprehension through writing predictions 
and retells, and answering questions


Read Naturally

·   Reading Fluency

o Varying degrees of phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and comprehension



·   Phonics

·   Phonemic Awareness

·   Vocabulary

·   Comprehension

·   Fluency

·   Program Highlights

o Emphasis is on systematic phonics and study of word structure.

o Skills are taught explicitly, sequentially, and systematically.

o Instruction is cumulative and scaffolds presented skills.

o Four programs in one: Fundations presents all skills sequentially in four levels: Level K, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3.

o Extensive practice provides students with multiple opportunities for skills development.