Accelerate Reading Growth with Systematic, Explicit, Research-Based Phonics Instruction
Build a solid foundation in phonics and help K–2 students become successful readers. Saxon Phonics & Spelling was built to explicitly teach phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency in a way that's supported by scientific research and has been proven effective by years of classroom success.
Effective Science-Based Instruction
Saxon's approach to teaching phonics and spelling concepts is based on foundational research in the science of reading and cognitive science. Ongoing reading assessments monitor progress and ensure knowledge sticks.
Proven to Drive Student Growth
A study conducted by PRES Associates, Inc. showed that students using Saxon demonstrated significant gains in reading, phonics, and spelling. The program also works for speakers of languages other than English and special education students.
Motivational Learning Experiences
Explicit instruction, a multisensory approach to learning, multiple small- and whole-group activities, hands-on games, and active learning opportunities provide students with various opportunities to build foundational skills.
Texts Students Want to Read
Decodable Readers allow students to practice reading with confidence, while Fluency Readers give each child many opportunities to practice during whole-group reading instruction or independent reading time. Controlled vocabulary is used throughout the program so students are able to achieve automaticity.
Multisensory Practice and Dyslexia Support
Saxon Phonics & Spelling provides multisensory instruction to support all learning modalities and aligns with the Orton-Gillingham approach for differentiated reading instruction. All students, including those with dyslexia, receive support for ongoing success.
Embedded Social and Emotional Learning
Not only do students learn the foundational reading skills they needed to become confident readers, they also get practice learning to manage their behavior through integrated classroom-management behavioral supports.
Integrated Phonics, Spelling, and Handwriting Instruction
The relationship between reading and writing is vital to building early literacy skills. Saxon makes it easy to simultaneously teach phonics, spelling, and handwriting using a structured literacy approach with built-in instructional supports.
Incremental Learning and Controlled Practice
Explicit, systematic instruction given in small increments provides multiple opportunities for exposure. Teachers can review student progress daily, allowing them to know what students have mastered and where they might need additional support.
Differentiation in Every Lesson
Targeted, small-group activities support students who are striving, on-target, or need an extra challenge, by providing an additional focus on skills that were taught during the lesson.
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Implementation support begins with a Getting Started session that shows teachers how to get started with Saxon Phonics & Spelling.
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