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2020 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 2020 instructional programming review process

The in-person 2020 review was interrupted due to COVID-related gathering restrictions. All vendors were given the opportunity to submit digital materials to enable remote reviews, and CDE staff and volunteer reviewers worked to complete remote reviews of the remaining programs. As of March 2021, this list has been updated and is now considered complete. Please note that two vendors of Spanish programs have requested to wait until in-person reviews can resume. 

Questions & Rubric Requests

Completed rubrics for any reviewed program will be made available upon request. Please email the READ Act Email, 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.

  • Carnegie Learning - Mondo Bookshop Phonics 1st Edition
  • Curriculum Associates - iReady
  • Istation - Istation Early Reading
  • Istation- Istation Espanol Lectura Temprana
  • Lexia - Core 5 Reading
  • Literacy Resources - Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

  • Really Great Reading - Blast
  • Spalding - The Writing Road to Reading
  • Wilson - Fundations
  • 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
  • Amplify - mCLASS Amplify Reading Edition
    • Kindergarten and First Grade for All Components
  • Cengage Learning - Reach 2e
    • Vocabulary & Comprehension
  • Center for the Collaborative Classroom - Being a Reader
    • Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade for Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Word Study, 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 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
  • 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 Fluency
  • Really Great Reading - Countdown
    • Kindergarten Phonological & Phonemic Awareness and Phonics & Word Study
  • Really Great Reading - HDWord
    • Second & Third Grade for Phonics & Word Study
  • 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% Group - Teaching Blending, Phonics Screeners for Intervention, Phonics Chip Kit, Phonics Lesson Library, Multisyllable Routine Cards
  • 95% Group - Phonological Awareness, Screener for Intervention, Phonological Awareness PA Lessons Deluxe Kit
  • 95% Group - Vocabulary Surge: Unleashing the Power of Word Parts (Level A & B)
  • Cengage - Reach into Phonics Foundations
  • Istation- Istation Espanol Lectura Temprana

  • Center for Collaborative Classroom - SIPPS
  • McGraw Hill - Wonder Works
  • Really Great Reading - Blast
  • Valley Speech - Esperanza 

Intervention Programming - Approved by Specific Literacy Component

  • 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 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 Fluency
  • Lexia - Core 5 Reading
    • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness (early & basic levels), Vocabulary, 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
  • 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 and Word Study & Text Reading Fluency
  • 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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