Our Reading Program



Our unique, enjoyable reading program increases reading fluency, comprehension and speed. The program develops 25 major comprehension skills, along with core vocabulary appropriate for each student's grade level. We address all of the reading elements cited by the National Reading Panel, including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and most importantly, fluency. First, we develop critical foundation skills, such as visual coordination, accurate tracking and instant word recognition. Then, our program develops silent reading fluency. The fluency building activities are what makes our system unique and successful.

Seventy years of research and development, in the area of reading improvement technology, have resulted in this amazing reading program. Helping over 500,000 students become better readers, this course continues to be the reading intervention program that assists students who were unsuccessful with other programs or teaching methods.

Whether your students are struggling in school or you simply want to provide them with the edge to succeed, this program is the bridge to their optimal learning.



How does Reading Plus® align with New Jersey’s


Language Arts Core Curriculum Content Standards


(LA CCCS) 3.1 for Reading?




LA CCCS 3.1                       VS.          Reading Plus® programs

3.1.A: Concepts About Print/Text



Guided Reading ™: a variety of reading selections.

Class Skills Report: practice lessons for students who need help with particular skills, for example analysis which includes comparing and contrasting, recognizing cause and effect, classifying, reasoning and identifying analogies.

3.1.B: Phonological Awareness

(includes phonemic awareness)


D-Code™: students in grades K - 3 develop phonemic awareness and knowledge of phonics while working on 4 activities (including hearing and repeating the sounds and words) for each of the 60 major letter-clusters.

3.1.C: Decoding & Word Recognition


D-Code™: provides beginning readers with practice activities that strengthen their decoding skills.

3.1.D: Fluency



Perceptual Accuracy/Visual Efficiency Training (PAVE™): develops attention/concentration, improved visual skills, a strong visual memory, reading fluency and span of recognition.

Word Memory: helps beginning readers (levels 1 – 3) develop word recognition, visual motility, binocular coordination, fluency and core vocabulary.

Guided Reading™: a two-part story read silently. Part A is set up in paragraph format and read at the student’s speed. Starting at the top of the page, the computer automatically takes lines away to help keep students focused. Once a student has completely read the page s/he is instructed to hit the computer’s space bar for more text. On the other hand, part B is read in the “guided slot” format. Sentences move across the page in a box, forcing the student’s eyes to move at a predetermined speed while increasing reading fluency.

Comprehension Power & Career Comprehension Awareness™: provides students with the ability to raise or lower the speed for each small reading section, allowing them to challenge themselves to develop the speed and fluency needed at each level.

3.1.E: Reading Strategies

(before, during, and after reading)


Guided Reading™: stories that require students to use a variety of reading strategies. Each selection starts with prereading activities and ends with multiple-choice questions (which set a purpose for reading and assess retention). A reread option, which takes students back to the text, is provided while answering the questions. 

3.1.F: Vocabulary & Concept Development



Cloze Plus™: a variety of non-fiction articles that contain different types of activities to help build vocabulary skills for students reading on levels 1 – 8.

Reading Around Words™ (RAW): builds vocabulary skills for students in level 4 and higher. In each lesson a student pre-tests 15 words and then does a series of exercises to learn the missed words. When the pre-test is completed, and the student learns the difficult words, a post-test is given to determine if the student is ready to move up to the next level (contains 240 vocabulary words per level).

3.1.G: Comprehension Skills & Response to Text



Guided Reading™: readers at all levels silently read a two-part story followed by 10 multiple-choice questions. The questions check a student’s reading comprehension.

Guided Reading™ Paperback: similar to Guided Reading except the

selections are taken from paperback text.

Comprehension Power & Career Comprehension Awareness™: improve reading comprehension and study skill strategies through preview skimming and comprehensive reading practice.

Class Skills Report: practice lessons for students who need help with particular comprehension skills for 25 different concepts (within literal understanding, interpretation, analysis, evaluation and appreciation).

3.1.H: Inquiry & Research



Comprehension Power™: longer reading selections broken into smaller segments, with the multiple-choice questions being asked throughout the timed story, instead of all of them at the end.

Career Comprehension Awareness™: provides older students with longer, informative reading selections about a specific career.

Guided Reading™: students select stories from a variety of fiction and non-fiction text.

As seen in the above chart, all of the Reading Plus® programs are aligned with the progress indicators of the Language Arts Core Curriculum Content Standards. Therefore, the Reading Plus® programs support and agree with Standard 3.1, which states the following. “All students will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers and will read a variety of materials and texts with fluency and comprehension.”