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.)


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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
  • Program fidelity
    • 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
For more information about Reading by Design®, e-mail    Download a printable flyer here.
Visit the Region 4 Store to purchase Reading by Design® student group materials.


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Now Available!

Reading by Design®: An Individualized Literacy Intervention, Volume 0,

Getting Ready for Reading by Design®


This new resource is a volume of lessons designed specifically for students who will benefit from foundational alphabet skills, phonological awareness, oral language, fine motor, and listening comprehension before beginning Reading by Design®.


This volume of 20 lessons may be used in part or in its entirety depending on the student’s developmental needs.  

  • All new material, available through virtual training sessions. Request customized training for your district or campus by e-mailing
  • Interested in an overview session? Take the Volume 0 session as an introduction to the program. Dates and registration links available here.



Reading by Design® Student Reproducible Master Books

Interventionists trained in Reading by Design® may purchase one or all five student books containing the reproducible masters from Reading by Design Volumes 1-5.  Each book contains optional fluency probes for each lesson. Also included in the book for Volume 5 are card stock copies of the student morpheme decks. For more information, e-mail


Place an order on the Region 4 Store here.





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.  Place an order on the Region 4 Store here.





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. ORDER ONLINE
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




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


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