ERIC Number: ED447439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Wilson Reading System.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of the Wilson Reading System, which teaches students word structure and language through a carefully sequenced, 12-step system that helps them master decoding and spelling. The program targets the needs of students at all levels (K-12), specifically students with language learning disabilities such as dyslexia; students who have been unsuccessful with other reading programs; or those who still have gaps in their coding and/or spelling abilities. The program also works with students who are able to speak and understand, but not read or write English. The system can be used for one-to-one tutoring or in small groups. Materials feature two separate vocabulary levels. The Wilson Reading System has been implemented in 713 school districts nationwide in a number of educational settings, such as public school special education classes, private schools geared toward students with dyslexia, clinics offering reading remediation, and adult literacy programs. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (SR)
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Learning Disabilities, Limited English Speaking, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Reading, Special Education, Spelling Instruction
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
IES Cited: ED500628