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Advisory List of Instructional Programming

Approved Programs

The READ Act requires the department to identify evidence-based instructional programs and professional development programs for use by local education agencies. This page includes links to providers and programs that have been identified through the READ Act Instructional Programming Review Process.

The Advisory List of Instructional Programming was updated on May 2, 2022.

Questions & Rubric Requests

Completed rubrics for any reviewed program will be made available upon request. Please contact READAct@cde.state.co.us with all rubric requests and questions related to instructional program review.​

Selecting Scientifically and Evidence-Based Instructional Programs

This page includes information and resources for selecting scientifically and evidence-based instructional materials. 

 

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Core Programming

Core Instruction is instruction provided to all students, and is typically guided by a comprehensive core reading program. Part of core instruction is typically provided to the class as a whole, and part is provided during the small group, differentiated instruction period. Although instruction is differentiated by student need during the small group period, materials and lesson procedures from the core program can frequently be used to provide reteaching, or additional teaching to students according to their needs.

Approved for Grades Kindergarten Through Third

 

Approved for Grades Kindergarten Through Second

Approved for First through Third Grade

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Supplemental Programming

Supplemental Instruction is instruction that goes beyond that provided by the comprehensive core program because the core program does not provide enough instruction or practice in a key area to meet the needs of the students in a particular classroom or school. For example, teachers in a school may observe that their comprehensive core program does not provide enough instruction in vocabulary or phonics to adequately meet the needs of the majority of their students. Selection and implementation of a supplemental program in these areas can strengthen the initial instruction and practice provided to all students.

  • 95 Percent Group - 95 Phonics Core Program, First Edition
  • American Reading Company - Foundational Skills Toolkits (2020)
  • Benchmark Education Company - Benchmark Phonics
  • Carnegie Learning - Mondo Bookshop Phonics 1st Edition
  • Curriculum Associates - iReady
  • Curriculum Associates - Magnetic Reading
  • Edgenuity - MyPath
  • Imagine Learning - Language and Literacy
  • Istation - Istation Early Reading
  • Istation- Istation Espanol Lectura Temprana
  • Lexia - Core 5 Reading
  • Literacy Resources - Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum
  • Open Up Resources - EL Education Foundational Skills Block, First Edition

 

  • Reading Horizons - Reading Horizons Discovery
  • Reading Simplified - Reading Simplified Academy
  • Really Great Reading - Blast
  • Savvas Learning Company -Savvas Essentials: Foundational Reading
  • Spalding - The Writing Road to Reading
  • Step By Step Learning - Small Group Automation Tool
  • Vista Higher Learning - Discover Phonics, 1st edition
  • William Sadlier - From Phonics to Reading
  • Wilson - Fundations
  • Zaner-Bloser - Superkids Phonemic Awareness Daily Lessons and Intervention
  • Zaner Bloser - The Superkids Foundational Skills Kit

Supplemental Programming - Approved by Specific Grade and Literacy Component

  • Achieve 3000 - Smarty Ants
    • Second grade for Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension
  • American Reading Company - ENIL Toolkits 
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency
  • Amplify - mCLASS Amplify Reading Edition
    • Kindergarten and First Grade for All Components
  • Ascend Learning & Educational Consulting - Delivering SMARTER Intervention
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency
  • Cengage Learning - Reach 2e
    • Vocabulary & Comprehension
  • Center for the Collaborative Classroom - Being a Reader, 1st Edition
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency, and Comprehension
  • Center on Teaching and Learning- ECRI
    • Kindergarten (Phonological & Phonemic Awareness and Phonics & Word Study), First Grade (Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency), and Second Grade (Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency). This program must be used in combination with Wonders 2017.
  • Curriculum Associates - Ready Reading
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade for Listening & Reading Comprehension
  • CR Success - CR Success Reading Program
    • Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade for Phonics & Word Study and Text Reading Fluency
  • Great Minds - Wit and Wisdom
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade for Vocabulary, Listening & Reading Comprehension
  • Learning A-Z - Raz-Plus
    • First, Second, and Third Grade Text Reading Fluency

  • Learning By Design - Spell-Links
    • Second Grade and Third Grade - Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency
  • Lindamood-Bell/Gander Publishing - Seeing Stars
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade for Phonics & Word Study
  • McGraw Hill - Open Court
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency
  • Neuhaus Education Center- Reading Readiness Language Enrichment
    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Word Study, Text Reading Fluency
  • Orton Gillingham - Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness and Phonics & Word Study
  • Orton Gillingham- Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, LLC
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary and Text Reading Fluency
  • Really Great Reading - Countdown
    • Kindergarten Phonological & Phonemic Awareness and Phonics & Word Study
  • Really Great Reading - HDWord
    • Second & Third Grade for Phonics & Word Study
  • School Specialty - SPIRE 4e with Sounds Sensible 3e
    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Word Study, Text Reading Fluency, Vocabulary
  • Waterford - Waterford Reading Academy
    • Kindergarten and First Grade - Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary, and Text Reading Fluency
    • Kindergarten - Listening Comprehension

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Intervention Programming

Intervention is the practice of providing scientifically-based, high-quality instruction and progress monitoring to students who are below proficient in reading. Intervention is provided with intensity that is matched to student need. This involves more time daily, above and beyond 90+ minutes of universal (Tier 1 or core) instruction, which is focused on the specific needs of the student as identified by a diagnostic measure. Instruction can be intensified in three ways: (1) more time, (2) more targeted instruction, and (3) smaller group size.

  • 95 Percent Group - Teaching Blending, Phonics Screeners for Intervention, Phonics Chip Kit, Phonics Lesson Library, Multisyllable Routine Cards
  • 95 Percent Group - Phonological Awareness, Screener for Intervention, Phonological Awareness PA Lessons Deluxe Kit
  • 95 Percent Group - Vocabulary Surge: Unleashing the Power of Word Parts (Level A & B)
  • Benchmark Education Company - Benchmark Phonics Intervention (Level 1, Level 2)
  • Cengage - Reach into Phonics Foundations
  • Center for Collaborative Classroom - SIPPS
  • Curriculum Associates -Ready Reading
  • Edgenuity - MyPath
  • Imagine Learning - Language and Literacy

  • Istation- Istation Espanol Lectura Temprana
  • McGraw Hill - Corrective Reading
  • McGraw Hill - Reading Mastery Signature Edition
  • McGraw Hill - WonderWorks (2022)
  • McGraw Hill - Wonder Works
  • Reading Simplified - Reading Simplified Academy
  • Really Great Reading Company - HD Word, First Edition
  • Really Great Reading - Blast
  • Step By Step Learning - Small Group Automation Tool
  • Valley Speech - Esperanza 

Intervention Programming - Approved by Specific Literacy Component

  • Ascend Learning & Educational Consulting - Delivering SMARTER Intervention
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency
  • Center on Teaching and Learning- ECRI
    • Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade for Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency. This program must be used in combination with Wonders 2017.
  • CR Success - Prism Reading Program
    • Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade for Phonics & Word Study and Text Reading Fluency
  • *Curriculum Associates-i-Ready*
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, and Listening and Reading comprehension.
  • Curriculum Associates- Phonics for Reading
    • Third Grade for Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency 
  • Istation - Istation Early Reading
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary, Text Reading Fluency, and Listening Comprehension
  • Learning By Design - Spell-Links
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness (basic & advanced levels), Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency
  • Lexia - Core 5 Reading
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness (early & basic levels), Phonics & Word Study (advanced level), Vocabulary, Listening Comprehension and Text Reading Fluency
  • Mindplay - Mindplay Virtual Reading Coach
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency and Comprehension
  • Orton Gillingham - Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary, and Text Reading Fluency

  • Orton Gillingham - Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, LLC
    •  Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary and Text Reading Fluency
  • Read Naturally - Read Live (web-based)
    • First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade for Phonics & Word Study and Text Reading Fluency
  • Reading Horizons- Reading Horizons Discovery
    • Phonics and Word Study
  • Really Great Reading - Countdown
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
  • School Specialty- SPIRE
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study and Text Reading Fluency
  • School Specialty - SPIRE 4e with Sounds Sensible 3e
    • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Word Study, Text Reading Fluency, Vocabulary
  • Spalding - The Writing Road to Reading
    • Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary, Text Reading Fluency
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children- Take Flight
    • Second Grade, Third Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Text Reading Fluency, Vocabulary
  • Valley Speech and Learning Center - WELLS 2
    • Phonological & Phonological Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary and Text Reading Fluency
  • Voyager Sopris Learning - Passport
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, and Text Reading Fluency
  • Wilson - Wilson Reading System
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, Vocabulary, and Text Reading Fluency

*Programs marked with an asterisk must be teacher directed in combination with the online component for approval in the budget planning survey.

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