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Research-Based Software

Reading Horizons® is a structured literacy program that is research-based, explicit, systematic and cumulative. Continuous review of learned skills is built right in. The software is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach and is highly effective for students who've had difficulty with traditional reading instruction, including dyslexics. It yields Lexile Levels so students can choose library books that are on their reading levels and start enjoying reading while practicing their new skills, as they improve, step by step.

Reading Horizons® has two software programs that are used by Fresh Start Reading. One is called Discovery and is designed for students aged 5-9. The other is for older students aged ten through adult and is called Elevate. Both software programs cover the same skills and take about 40-60 hours to complete with students typically improving 2-3 grade levels in their reading abilities upon completion. This growth is measured by their beginning and ending Lexile Level scores. The software addresses: phonemic awareness, decoding with phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 

 

Discovery for Ages 5-9

 

Windows:

2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

Windows Vista® or later

Flash Player 11.0 or greater and/or Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Safari 5.0

512MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks); 128MB of graphics memory

 

Mac OS:

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or higher

Mac OS X v10.8 or later

Flash Player 11.0 or greater and/or Safari 5.0 or later, Firefox 4.0 or later, or Google Chrome

512MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

 

iOS:

iPad 2 or greater

iOS 8.4 or greater

Internet connection

App Names:

Reading Horizons Discovery Clubhouse

Reading Horizons Discovery Vocab

Reading Horizons Discovery Library

Reading Horizons Discovery Games

Elevate for Ages 10-Adult

 

Windows:

2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks

Microsoft Windows 8 or later

2GB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

Modern versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge

 

Mac OS:

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or higher

Modern versions of MacOS (10.12 or later)

2GB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

 

iPads:

iOS 11.0 or later