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Reading Level: K–3Interest Level: K–12
The Edmark Reading Program has long helped beginning readers of all ages who need an alternative to phonics to learn to read. The key to this success is the program's use of a carefully sequenced, highly repetitive word recognition method combined with errorless learning. The program motivates students by breaking learning into steps that ensure that even the poorest readers achieve over 90% accuracy. This approach eliminates incorrect responses and helps students view themselves as readers.
The Edmark Reading Program serves as a sole reading program or as a supplement to a phonics-based or other type of reading program. In Level 1, students learn 150 frequently seen sight words from kindergarten and Grade 1 reading levels and the endings -s, -ed, and -ing. In Level 2, students learn an additional 200 words from Grades 1–3 reading levels.
Students begin by recognizing and reading a new word in isolation and then in the context of phrases, sentences, and stories. They use their newly learned words in a variety of reading activities to reinforce new learning, ensure automatic word recognition, and facilitate the generalization of their reading skills to new and varied situations.
Print and Edmark Online
The program is available in print and as Edmark Online, a web-based software version. Each version can be used independently or in combination, providing educators with versatile tools to help students achieve reading success. The print and online versions have the same lesson structure in the same lesson sequence.
Edmark Online is provided through individual student seat licenses.
Assess the progress of individuals and classes over time with several reporting tools.
Quick Start Guides are provided with step-by-step illustrations.
Program Overview: A Teacher's Guide provides complete information for instructing students with Edmark Online.
The Mastery Test contains four subtests that closely mirror the instructional format of Edmark Online.
Word Recognition screens present students with 153 activities in Level 1 and 200 activities in Level 2.
5-Word Practice is a Level 1 activity.
Posttests are given after every 10 words in Level 1 and after every 20 words in Level 2.
Picture Match (Level 1) and Phrase Match (Levels 1 & 2) are full-color matching activities.
Stories engage students in reading short, fictionalized works illustrated with full-color art.
Comprehension activities provide extensive word recognition and comprehension reinforcement.
Spelling provides an activity for every two words taught in Level 1 and every five words taught in Level 2.
Take-Away Readers are stories with full-color photographs that emphasize words students have learned.
Resources for program support are included as printable PDFs or video.