March 01, 2019

Teaching Reading Strategies Research

***The research on this page is based on the Reading Horizons® explicit phonics instruction which is one major course from their reading curriculum.***

Research Validates Reading Horizons

Reading Horizons products are based on the same principles that researchers have found to be the most effective for teaching emerging readers, struggling readers, and English language learners: Orton Gillingham-based reading instruction that is systematic, explicit, and multi-sensory in nature and provides students with phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction.

Learn how Reading Horizons aligns with the National Reading Panel’s research on effective reading instruction ›

On top of being research-based, Reading Horizons creates dramatic results because the program is perfectly succinct and easy to implement – making effective, research-based instruction simple and accessible for teachers and students.

See the results of Reading Horizons in different school settings:

Iron Springs Elementary - National Percentile Rank for Iowa Test of Basic Skills after using Reading Horizons

Research and Reviews Specific to Reading Horizons (Third-Party):


Reading Horizons Gold Standard Peer-Reviewed Research Articles



How Reading Horizons Fits Into Research Findings (First-Party):

Learn more about dyslexia › Learn more about the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading ›

Research Articles on Effective Reading Instruction (not specific to Reading Horizons):