Our proven online reading programs – Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant – develop reading by building the underlying skills that support reading development and then targeting reading fluency and comprehension.
Most reading programs provide more and more reading practice or work on phonics skills without first building the underlying skills that support reading and phonics development. This is like building the roof of a house without first building the supporting walls.
Does it work?
The Nevada Department of Education commissioned the Leadership and Learning Center (LLC) to conduct an in-depth evaluation of reading programs purchased with department grants. Fast ForWord programs increased student reading achievement by an average of 22.2 percentage points, the largest average impact of all programs reviewed in the Report.
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Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant exercise examples
Tomb Trek (from Fast ForWord Language to Reading)
Students discriminate between very similar words presented quickly. Develops the foundations of reading – word analysis, phonological awareness and working memory.
Chicken Dog (from Fast ForWord Reading 3)
After hearing a word, students must complete the written word by choosing the missing letters or letter combinations, building phonics and spelling skills.
Builds reading fluency and comprehension. Students preview and read the text silently, then listen to a model reading. After answering guided reading comprehension questions, students read the text aloud.