Authors Hollingsworth and Ybarra give teachers and instructional planners a step-by-step implementation guide to implementing the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) approach in diverse classrooms. Based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis, EDI helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement all grade levels. The authors discuss characteristics of EDI, such as checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, and guided practice and more.

Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, strategies, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material.

Word Builder™ is a scientifically-based, easy to use app that anybody can use to help children and adults of all ages learn to read and spell with phonics. Created by reading specialist and speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD, Word Builder™ is a fun and intuitive means through which to learn how to use letter-sound patterns to crack the code in the English language. It is designed to be used in parallel with any synthetic phonics program.

Word Builder™ will help teaching beginning readers, students with reading difficulties and students learning English as a second language. While the app is designed to be able to be used independently, it is a perfect complement to other Reading Doctor’s apps.

The Reading Rockets library provides teachers with effective, research-based classroom strategies to help build and strengthen literacy skills in print awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.

A team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. The accompanying Teacher Resource Guide offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the student center materials.

SPELD SA provides phonic readers free of charge that suit a variety of ages and abilities. Please use these readers at your discretion accounting for your child or children’s abilities, ages and needs.

Each book is published with suggestions on how parents, tutors and teachers can get the most out of the book.