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:

2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or

Intel® Atom™ 1.6 GHz or faster for netbooks
Microsoft Windows 8 or later

2 GB of RAM; 128 MB of graphics memory
Modern versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge

 

Mac OS:

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz or faster Intel processor
Modern versions of MacOS (10.12 or later)
2 GB of RAM; 128 MB of graphics memory

 

iPads:

iOS 11.0 or greater

Internet connection

App Names:

RH Discovery Clubhouse

RH Discovery Games

Elevate for Ages 10-Adult

 

Windows:

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

Microsoft Windows 8 or later

2 GB of RAM; 128 MB of graphics memory

Modern versions of Google Chrome, Safari or Microsoft Edge

 

Mac OS:

Intel Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

Modern versions of Mac OS (10.12 or later)

2 GB of RAM; 128 MB of graphics memory

 

iPads:

iOS 11.0 or greater
Internet connection

Chromebooks:

1.6 GHz or faster processor

2 GB of RAM

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