Horizons 1998

Grade Levels: K-4
Horizons is both a superior core reading program and a highly effective intervention program, updated with current research on beginning reading. The rate of instruction can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your students. Explicit instruction in text comprehension enables students to draw on varied strategies.

About the Program

Levels A and B are recommended for young learners in Grades K-2, who do not read or have poorly developed decoding skills. Starting with phonemic awareness and systematic, explicit phonics, Levels A and B progress systematically from simple word types to advanced phonic-analysis skills, complex word patterns, and multisyllabic words. The accelerated Fast Track A-B and C-D enable you to give older ESL/ELL students or below-level readers about four years of reading instruction in just two school years.

Features:

  • A detailed sequence of daily lessons provides explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • Research-validated Direct Instruction ensures that children learn to read and that they meet or exceed grade-level expectations
  • Spelling is fully coordinated with reading to provide substantial practice with letter sound relationships
  • Fun, appealing stories spark interest and provide a context in which students apply newly learned decoding and comprehension strategies
  • Paired practice and timed reading build fluency and overall comprehension
  • High-quality trade books and literature anthology support initial learning and transfer of knowledge and skills

Program Components

  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 2 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 2 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Materials
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Materials
  • Horizons Level A, Student Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Level A, Student Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Level A, Student Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Level A, Student Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Level A, Teacher Materials
    Horizons Level A, Teacher Materials
  • Horizons Level B, Teacher Materials Package
    Horizons Level B, Teacher Materials Package
  • Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The Ant and the Grasshopper (6-packs for Independent Reading)
    Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The Ant and the Grasshopper (6-packs for Independent Reading)
  • Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The Cat and the Bell (6-packs for Independent Reading)
    Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The Cat and the Bell (6-packs for Independent Reading)
  • Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The King of Beasts and the Goat (6-packs for Independent Reading)
    Horizons Literature Collections Level B, The King of Beasts and the Goat (6-packs for Independent Reading)
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Answer Key
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Answer Key
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Teacher Guide
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Teacher Guide
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Guide
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Guide
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 1
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 1
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 2
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 2
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 3
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Teacher Presentation Book 3
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Writing And Spelling Guide
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Writing And Spelling Guide
  • Horizons Level A, Answer Key
    Horizons Level A, Answer Key
  • Horizons Level A, Teacher Guide
    Horizons Level A, Teacher Guide
  • Horizons Level A, Teacher Presentation Book 1
    Horizons Level A, Teacher Presentation Book 1
  • Horizons Level A, Teacher Presentation Book 2
    Horizons Level A, Teacher Presentation Book 2
  • Horizons Level B, Answer Key
    Horizons Level B, Answer Key
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 1 Student Edition
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 1 Student Edition
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 2 Student Edition
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 2 Student Edition
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 3 Student Edition
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Textbook 3 Student Edition
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 2 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 2 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track A-B, Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 1
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 1
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 2
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 2
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 3
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Textbook 3
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 1 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
    Horizons Fast Track C-D, Student Workbook 3 (5-Pack)
  • Horizons Level A, Student Textbook 1
    Horizons Level A, Student Textbook 1
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Research Base

  • The Effect of DI and Prior Training on the Development of Reading Skills in First Grade
    The present study was designed in collaboration with the reading curriculum coordinator. It was decided to pilot the Horizons curriculum in two first- grade classes in two schools and to contrast the performance with two classes, in which reading was taught using the Silver, Burdet, and Ginn curriculum. In order to control for prior reading knowledge and ensure a fair comparison between instructional conditions, students were selected for the study after being matched within one quartile of their score on the Concept in Print Test. IQ, SES, gender, and race were not used to match students. All subjects scored between 178 and 205 on this the Concept in Print Test. The Concept in Print Test was developed by Clay (1970) and is used to screen children for remedial reading services. It involves letter recognition and reading orientation.
  • Using Direct Instruction Programs as Intervention Programs in Grades K-3
    This article is about the use of Direct Instruction as an intervention program in schools that are using a core (basal) reading program that does not meet the instructional needs of their at-risk children. It provides an analysis and shows the benefits of using Reading Mastery, Horizons, or Corrective Reading as an Intervention program.

Evidence of Success