top of page

Numerous studies demonstrate the need for strong phonics skills for beginning and struggling readers. Here are links to 50 of them.

The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Curricula: A Meta-Analysis of a Half Century of Research

Review of Educational Research, January 2018

Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade

Institute of Education Sciences, April 2017

Can Prevailing Approaches to Reading Instruction Accomplish the Goals of RTI?

Perspectives on Language, Summer 2017

Language at the Speed of Sight - On Cueing Systems, Phonemes, Speed Reading, and Sequences of Learning

Shanahan on Literacy, July 2017

Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

Annie E. Casey Foundation, January 2012

Early Reading Instruction: What Science Really Tells Us about How to Teach Reading

The MIT Press, 2004

Ending the Reading Wars: Reading Acquisition From Novice to Expert

Psychological Science in the Public Interest, June 2018

Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties

Wiley, 2015

Join now and help your child master reading!

games to learn how to read

Explode The Code Online powered by CurriculaWorks is an award-winning foundational phonics skills program that utilizes an Orton-Gillingham approach.


If you purchase a subscription from us today and your child uses our phonics skills program for 20 minutes a day, five days a week, for eight weeks, we guarantee that you will be happy with your child's progress. If you are unhappy for any reason, we'll refund your money, no questions asked. We offer this guarantee because we have seen how thousands of children have mastered reading because of Explode The Code Online Powered by CurriculaWorks. Join our team of successful readers today!

Award Winning Reading Game
bottom of page