Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, the Discovery program provides explicit, systematic, and sequential literacy instruction through multisensory activities. Helping students to improve their reading skills and increase their reading grade levels, this research-based program is built upon teaching the 42 sounds of the alphabet, five phonetic skills, and two decoding skills (explained below) that can be used to then decode most of the English language. Reading Horizons uses a unique marking system to help students identify vowels/consonants, and the role they play in the word (e.g. x for vowels, arrows for two-letter slides, etc.).
This program is best suited for emerging readers ages 4-9, or for struggling older readers.
The Reading Horizons Comprehensive Teacher's Kit includes: