Reading Horizons

Lasting Literacy for all Florida K–12 Learners.

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Boost Reading Proficiency in Your Florida School District

As an education leader in Florida, you know how vital it is to help students achieve reading proficiency. All students, including English language learners (ELL) and those with dyslexia, benefit from explicit, systematic, and multisensory reading instruction that is grounded in research. At Reading Horizons, we’ve continuously followed the science of reading for nearly 40 years to provide a program that is simple for teachers to implement and helps all students build the foundational reading skills they need to reach their full potential.

Reading Horizons aligns with Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Standards for foundational reading skills in each grade K–12.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Schedule a Call with your Florida Reading Horizons representative.
  2. Get a personalized plan for your schools.
  3. Celebrate reading breakthroughs!
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Translate teacher knowledge into classroom practice with a program that has followed the science of reading for nearly 40 years.

Building Reading Momentum with Supportive Partnerships

Let’s Talk Literacy: Florida

A National Literacy Forum Amplifying Innovation In Foundational Literacy Instruction

Don’t miss Let’s Talk Literacy: Florida—the must-attend event exclusively for Florida school and district leaders looking to boost student reading proficiency. Join us to share a complimentary meal and collaborate, discuss ideas, and expand your network of literacy thought partners. You’ll gain actionable tools, strategies, and supports to make systemic change in your school or district. Explore innovative foundational literacy methods for better student outcomes. Reserve your seat now to make a difference in your students’ lives.

An exclusive event for school and district leaders

March 28, 2023

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Tallahassee Museum, FL

March 30, 2023

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

COhatch Lakeland, FL

Case Study

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Case Study

In Fall 2021, Miami-Dade County Public Schools implemented the Reading Horizons Discovery® and Reading Horizons Elevate® programs across all kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms. Teachers embraced the programs and resoundingly expressed that they felt the curriculum was excellent. Teachers of ESOL students, in particular, commented on how effective the programs were for their students.

By the end of the year, there were significant gains in fourth- and fifth-graders’ Lexile® levels, which greatly improved their ability to work in connected text.

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Reading Horizons is great for teaching clear and concise reading! I’ve personally learned so much about reading. It has made me a stronger reader as an adult. Reading Horizons is engaging, and students enjoy this part of the day. They know the process and procedure and love the interaction that occurs during the lessons. Students without a strong Reading Horizons background are the ones who stand out as my struggling readers!

—K–3 Teacher

Gilchrist County Schools, FL

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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 Florida.
  • 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.

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.

Meet Your Florida Team

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

Nate Smeding

Nate Smeding

Dr. Jennifer Bishop

Dr. Jennifer Bishop

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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