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Reading Mastery
Signature Edition

Use Direct Instruction to help students develop into fluent, independent, and highly skilled readers with Reading Mastery Signature Edition.

About the program

Grade Levels: PreK - 5

Reading Mastery Signature Edition uses Direct Instruction to help students become fluent, independent and highly skilled readers.

It offers a systematic approach that accelerates reading and helps students achieve a high rate of success. Three strands address reading, language arts and literature through a common instructional design that helps students learn more efficiently.

The addition of digital resources for both additional practice and professional development, helps teachers optimise each minute spent in the classroom.

Flexible and comprehensive, the Signature Edition is appropriate for use as a supplemental intervention program or a core reading program.

"Reading Mastery has assisted the children to increase their fluency and accuracy of reading"
- Ben Krahe, Principal, Pacific Coast Christian School, NSW
Mansfield State High School QLD

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About the strands

The Language Arts Strand:

  • Teaches the oral language skills necessary to understand what is said, written, and read in the classroom.
  • Helps students to effectively communicate ideas and information.
  • Develops students’ ability to successfully use writing strategies and process

The Literature Strand:

  • Supports the reading strand by offering a wide range of literary forms and text structures.
  • Provides multiple opportunities for students to practice vocabulary and comprehension strategies and write for authentic purposes.
  • Gives students the opportunity to read at their own ability level.

The Reading Strand:

  • Addresses all five essential components of reading as identified by Reading First—phonemic awareness, phonics and word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Provides spelling instruction to help students make the connection between decoding and spelling patterns.
  • Develops decoding, word recognition, and comprehension skills that transfer to other subject areas.

    Each strand can be used as a supplement to the core curriculum for targeted intervention, or combined for use as a comprehensive, stand-alone literacy program.

Research Base

Independent Education Research and Evaluation Databases

Randomized Controlled Studies


  • Use of Evidence-Based, Small-Group Reading Instruction for English Language Learners in Elementary Grades: Secondary-Tier Intervention
    This report shows an experimental/comparison study of secondarylevel, small-group instruction included 318 first- and second-grade students (170 ELL and 148 English-only) from six elementary schools. All schools served high numbers of ELL students with varying school SES in urhan and suburban communities. Experimental schools implemented a three-tier model of intervention. Results indicated generally higher gains for ELL students enrolled in direct instruction interventions. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

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