Wilson at Work in New York City Public Schools

Welcome NYC teachers, administrators, and parents.

Our mission is to provide teachers with the skills and tools needed to help their students become fluent, independent readers.

Our multisensory, structured reading and spelling curricula, Fundations®, Just Words®, and the Wilson Reading System®, provide the tools to achieve this goal. Wilson also brings to task more than two decades of professional learning and ongoing teacher support.

Wilson Fundations (Grades K-3)

Wilson Fundations is an approved program in NYC, to be used as a supplement to the core and as an intervention. Fundations is integral to a Response to Intervention (RTI) model by providing scientifically-based instruction in Tier 1 (general education) and Tier 2 (early intervention) for at-risk students. Children who require intervention can receive additional small-group Fundations lessons that will correspond to and reinforce the instruction that occurs in the general education classroom.

CORE Curriculum Instructional Materials

Fundations was selected by the New York City Board of Education for use in elementary schools throughout the district. Fundations was selected as one of three phonics skills programs to accompany the main ELA choice. Read the complete announcement here.

Approved Core Materials

Gr. K: Wilson Fundations Classroom Set for 25 Students, 2nd Ed.   1 per classroom
Gr. K: Wilson Fundations Student Consumables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed.    as needed
Gr. K: Wilson Fundations Student Durables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed.          as needed
Gr. 1: Wilson Fundations Classroom Set for 25 Students, 2nd Ed.         1 per classroom
Gr. 1: Wilson Fundations Student Consumables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed.    as needed
Gr. 1: Wilson Fundations Student Durables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed.           as needed
Gr. 2: Wilson Fundations Classroom Set for 25 Students, 2nd Ed.    1 per classroom
Gr. 2: Wilson Fundations Student Consumables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed. as needed
Gr. 2: Wilson Fundations Student Durables for 10 Students, 2nd Ed.           as needed

For more information regarding each item, please access our catalog.

Please contact Wilson for specific NYC Core Pricing.

Wilson Just Words (Grades 4-12)

Wilson Just Words provides an accelerated curriculum for the study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 -12 and adults who do not require the intensive intervention provided by the Wilson Reading System but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits.

Just Words aligns with a school or district’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework of instruction by delivering a Tier 2 intervention addressing a sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. It is designed for students who can benefit from the targeted word study focus without requiring the more comprehensive intervention of the Wilson Reading System. 

Wilson Reading System (Grades 2-12)

Wilson Reading System (WRS) is a comprehensive, multisensory, structured language program designed for students who struggle with decoding and encoding, and require a Tier 3 intervention. In New York City, the Wilson Reading System is an alternative reading curriculum for students in grades 2-12 with word-level deficits who are not making sufficient progress through their current intervention; have been unable to learn with other teaching strategies and require multisensory language instruction; or who require more intensive structured literacy instruction due to a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia.

Wilson Supports Teachers

Professional learning and teacher support have been the primary focus of Wilson Language Training® (WLT) for over 20 years. Wilson is passionate about providing educators with the knowledge and skills they need to help all students become successful readers. Our hands-on professional learning programs are delivered by a nationwide team of expert Literacy Specialists and Trainers.

Where does Wilson Professional Learning take place?

  • Across the country: Workshops are conducted for individual teachers throughout the year in various locations. To view our most current workshop offerings, visit wilsonlanguage.com.
  •  In NYC schools: Wilson partners with school/district personnel to develop comprehensive implementation and sustainability plans. Please visit School & District Implementation or call 800.899.8454 for information about COMPASS: Wilson’s COMprehensive Plans to Achieve Success and Sustainability.

Wilson Supports Parents

At Wilson, we understand the challenges of learning to read and write, especially for those students who have a language-based learning disability.

Wilson programs feature research-based, systematic, and multisensory curricula to help students succeed. Each program is geared to support specific student population needs.

Please visit the Parents section of our website for more information and resources.