Lifelong Literacy Begins with a Strong Foundation

Open Court Reading gives your students the tools they need to read and succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Strong foundational skills—combined with comprehension, writing, and inquiry—ensure that students are well prepared for a lifetime of literacy and learning.

Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Included in the Open Court Reading core curriculum, Foundational Skills Kits equip all students with a strong foundation for lifelong literacy. This easy-to-use program is carefully crafted to build the skills needed to and encode written language, becoming the basis for reading and writing fluency, as well as reading comprehension.

  • Open Court Reading is a comprehensive K–5 curriculum for your classroom, with rich non-fiction and fiction selections representing diverse cultures and interests.
  • If you are using a different core program or resources, but recognize the need to build students’ foundational skills, check out the Foundational Skills Kits (grades K–3) and the Word Analysis Kits (grades 4–5) for each grade level, available as standalone components.
  • Additionally, the English Language Development Kit (one kit for grades K–5) allows for more targeted instruction, especially for newcomers.

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Foundational Skills Kits (K–3)

Included in the Open Court Reading core curriculum, Foundational Skills Kits equip all students with a strong foundation for lifelong reading, helping students understand how individual sounds work together to create spoken language. These tools strengthen phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency skills—allowing learners to master more sophisticated skills.

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Word Analysis Kits (4–5)

Word Analysis Kits take students from foundational skills to the application of these skills as they encounter new vocabulary, more complex texts, and more sophisticated writing. When students encounter new words, they have the tools to break down these words into smaller units and make meaning from those units. With these skills, your students will be ready for middle school, high school, and beyond!

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English Language Development Kit (K–5)

The English Language Development Kit provides instruction and activities to help English Learners acquire vital vocabulary and language skills. Students can quickly begin to participate meaningfully in the classroom and everyday life with differentiated instruction that addresses four levels of proficiency: Beginning, Early Intermediate, Intermediate, and Early Advanced.

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See Everything Come Together in a Live Demo

Open Court Reading provides all the tools you need to create a foundation for literacy success. See for yourself how the various components of Open Court Reading work together to effectively improve reading, writing, and language arts skills development in your classroom. Request a demo today.

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