Wilson Reading System

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As most educators know, one out of every seven Americans cannot read, write or spell. And while students from elementary school through college lack basic literacy skills, this problem does not just affect our children; some 27 million adults are functionally illiterate as well.

Although it’s easy to blame the educational system, overcrowded classrooms and dwindling budgets for this problem, the fact is that many people, regardless of their age, have not been able to acquire reading and writing skills because their learning needs have never been properly assessed. The majority of these people are subject to a core deficit at the most basic level of language skill: that of phonologic coding. They have never acquired what so many of us take for granted – an internalized ability to analyze the structure of words in English and apply their understanding of that structure when reading and spelling.

Whether caused by dyslexia or some other language-based learning difficulty, a late introduction to English or over-reliance on whole language programs, this deficit must be corrected by direct, multisensory, structured language teaching.

Wilson Reading System Sound Cards

The Wilson Reading System is a twelve-step reading and writing program. It is a complete curriculum for teaching decoding and encoding (spelling) beginning with phoneme segmentation. WRS directly teaches the structure of words so that students master the coding system for reading and spelling. Unlike other programs that overwhelm the student with rules, the language system of English is presented in a systematic and cumulative manner so that it is manageable. It provides an organized, sequential system with extensive controlled text to help teachers implement a multisensory structured language program.

The basic purpose of the Wilson Reading System is to teach students fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. From the beginning steps of the program, it also includes sight word instruction, vocabulary, oral expressive language development and comprehension. Throughout the program, a ten-part lesson plan, designed to be very interactive between teacher and student, is followed. The lessons progress from easier to more challenging tasks for decoding and then spelling. The system ends with fluency and comprehension work.

For more information about the program, please go the Wilson Reading System website at www.wilsonlanguage.com.