Reach for Reading

The Top Reasons to choose Reach for Reading:
• Authentic Literature and National Geographic Exclusives
• Foundational Skills with Content-Based Decodable Texts
• Integrated ELD
• Rigor-Analyzing Texts and Higher Order Questions
• Rigor-Close Reading of Authentic Text
• Writing to Sources and Opinion, Expository and Narrative Writing
• Vocabulary Development through Content
• Meaningful Collaborative Conversations

Teach, model, and apply close reading in whole group with print and digital resources. Whole group, small group, and independent practice ensure teachers meet the demands of the Common Core.

Comprehensive, targeted teaching materials ensure that children develop the necessary decoding and encoding skills to become fluent readers and writers.

Students have multiple opportunities in Reach for Reading fluency and word study lessons to apply word knowledge to reading and writing activities. Reach into Phonics Foundations provides resources for students that allow them to gain the foundational building blocks they need to be fluent readers.
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Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, Engli... more

Lada Kratky

During her 18 years of teaching in K–2 classrooms, as well as teaching Descubriendo la lectura and Reading Recovery, Lada Kratky has fostered a love of reading in hundreds of English-speaking and Span... more

Nonie K Lesaux

Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education Her research and teaching focuses on reading development and preventing reading difficulties of children from linguistically diverse backgroun... more

Sylvia Linan Thompson

Associate Professor and Fellow, University of Texas, Austin As the associate director of the National Research and Development Center on English Language. Dr. Linan-Thompson has developed and examined... more

Deborah J Short

Dr. Short directs Academic Language Research & Training and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. At the Center for Applied Li... more

Jennifer D Turner

Associate Professor, University of Maryland Turner teaches reading education, and multicultural literature and instruction for reading specialists. She has published on exemplary literacy teachers and... more

Reach for Reading offers frequent and varied assessments to inform instruction:

  • Weekly tests
  • Oral reading assessments
  • Reading strategy assessments
  • Rubrics and answer keys
  • Test-taking strategies
  • ExamView ® CD-ROM

ExamView ® CD-ROM includes:

  • Question banks of all tests with editing capabilities
  • Test Wizard to create your own tests
  • Print tests and answer sheets


Students and Teachers start their online experience at

The Student Home Page offers access to a variety of resources, including:

  • Student eEditions
  • Note taking and search tools
  • Audio support and vocabulary notebooks
  • Vocabulary games
  • Background videos
  • Digital libraries

The Teacher Home Page provides support for each unit, including:

  • Teacher eEditions with links
  • Classroom presentation tools that allow projection and printing of materials
  • Customizable online lesson planner
  • Interactive whiteboard activities for whole group close reading
  • eAssessment to help guide instruction with multiple reporting options
  • Online Professional Development courses

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