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Reading By Design®




Systematic, Explicit, and Intensive Reading Intervention
Reading by Design®
: An Individualized Literacy Intervention is a systematic, multisensory approach aligned with research-based practices for developing literacy. This intervention follows an intensive, explicit, and cumulative design for remediation of reading and writing skills at all grade levels. This comprehensive program addresses the following components: phonological awareness, sound-symbol association, six syllable types, written spelling patterns, morphology, syntax, reading fluency, and comprehension. Progress monitoring and review lessons are embedded throughout the program to inform student progress and promote reading and writing automaticity. Reading by Design® may be used with students in kindergarten through grade 12 in a small, homogeneous group setting. (Teacher training required.)




rla-rbd-web-graphic-3-v2Reading by Design® is a FIVE VOLUME SET

  • Volume 1: Alphabetic principle
  • Volumes 2–4: Six syllable types, digraphs, diphthongs, vowel pairs, consonant clusters, special situations, etc.
  • Volume 5: Greek and Latin roots, morphology
Reading by Design®:
  • May Be Used K–12
  • Recommended Delivery
    • 4–5 days per week
    • One lesson per day (30–45 minutes)
  • Mastery Checks
    • Progress monitoring
    • Placement in program
    • Pre- and post-assessment
  • Bridge Lessons
  • Review Lessons
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The Reading by Design® Reading Rules Poster Sets can be used as a visual reference of the letter name, keyword, and sound represented by the letter or letters on the Reading Deck cards. The posters are divided into sections: consonants, vowels (open and closed), consonant combinations, vowel-consonant-e, vowel pairs, vowel-r, final stable syllable, and special situations. This supplemental resource is used in conjunction with the Reading Deck cards in the Reading by Design®  intervention program. Posters are available in both large and small formats.  ORDER ONLINE.





NEW! Reading by Design® Supplemental Posters
This resource includes thirty (30) 11"x17" posters to use as a supplemental resource to Reading by Design®. These posters will assist with demonstration of lessons. Some of the posters included in this set include:
  • SOS Procedure
  • WOW Procedure
  • Steps to Word Division (blank and completed)
  • Metacognitive Posters:
  • Make Connections
  • Visualize
  • Predict
  • Question
  • Determine Important Ideas
  • Infer
  • Synthesize
  • Handwriting Paper
  • Venn Diagram (blank)
  • Lesson Components- Gears with Lesson Component


Already using Reading by Design®, and have questions? Check out these videos and guidance documents in our "Tips for the Trenches - Using Reading by Design® Virtually".






For more information about Reading by Design®, e-mail


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