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Improve reading in as little as 3 months

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.

Fast ForWord reading programMost 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?

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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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I began to notice a vast improvement in his reading – he was reading to me like I would read to somebody else … I thought “wow, who is this reading to me?” His writing skills have improved dramatically too, including essay writing. My expectations as a parent were met and exceeded. Josh went from a kid who couldn’t read fluently or use punctuation and grammar correctly, to a different reader entirely.Barb, Josh’s mother

Program progression

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1. Fast ForWord Language/Literacy

Builds reading foundations

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Auditory processing
  • Sequencing
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Oral language
2. Fast ForWord Reading

Builds reading proficiency

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Decoding
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
3. Reading Assistant

Builds reading automaticity

  • Accuracy
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

 

Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant exercise examples

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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.

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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.

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Reading Assistant

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.

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