Reading Horizons Reading Intervention
For over 25 years, Reading Horizons has been revolutionizing the way people learn to read. Since 1984, Reading Horizons has developed and distributed software and teaching materials based on Charlotte Lockhart’s effective method, Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself.
This proven method has effectively taught students of all ages how to read with its interactive, stepwise, phonics-based approach. Beginning readers, students with learning disabilities, non-reading adults, and ESL students have all found reading success with Reading Horizons. Today, we continue to develop and improve upon the materials that make Charlotte Lockhart’s method increasingly assessable to students of all ages.
Find out how Reading Horizons can work for you with our informative online tour. In the tour you will find an interactive view of our unique method, research studies, success stories from teachers like you, and product implementation information to transform your classroom.
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Multi-Sensory Computer Software
Reading Horizons v5 software was developed for independent use for students ages 10 and above who read below grade level. Students are able to work at their own pace and receive the instruction that they need to close the reading gap. The software is not condescending; on the contrary, it helps build self-esteem and self-confidence in students who have repeatedly failed to learn to read. Incorporating the strategies taught in theDiscover Intensive Phonics for Yourselfmethodology, this software produces rapid gains, usually two-to-five grade levels in 40-60 hours of instruction. The latest release,Reading Horizons v5, is the culmination of 26 years of software development and research and represents the finest reading software in the industry. Coupled with the most effective reading strategies, this software is exactly what your struggling readers have been waiting for.
Competency-based learning ensures that every student receives the precise level of instruction necessary to maintain high interest while making rapid reading gains. Sixty-eight multi-sensory, interactive lessons allow students to prove their understanding of core concepts by taking a skill check at the beginning of each lesson. They then receive the appropriate level of instruction to fill the gaps in their reading ability. In addition, the a la carte approach utilized in the 13 Most Common Words lessons allows students to reinforce sight words, using the activities that are best suited for their learning styles. All results are displayed on the Dashboard, with visuals depicting their scores, lessons completed, and overall improvement.
The Vocabulary component provides over 10,000 words with their corresponding definitions and context sentences and allows students to practice decoding. Students are shown a visual representation of the word; the translation into one of the supported languages, if selected; and students are able to record themselves pronouncing the word to compare their pronunciation with the narrator’s. Students are assigned to complete a certain number of words, based on options set by the teacher and on how well the student performed in the corresponding lesson. Students are able to choose words that they are most interested in learning and may also use the “search” feature to bolster their vocabulary.
- Learn more about the Vocabulary tool in Reading Horizons v5 ›
- Vocabulary Section Walkthrough Video ›
The Pronunciation Proficiency tool allows students to practice hearing the sounds of the alphabet, watching as they’re formed on the screen. Live footage of a mouth pronouncing each sound is provided, as well as animated cutaways showing tongue placement and whether the sound is voiced or voiceless. Students equipped with a microphone can record themselves practicing each sound and can compare their pronunciation with the narrator’s.
- Learn more about the Pronunciation tool in Reading Horizons v5 ›
- Pronunciation Proficiency Tool Walkthrough Video ›