Programs

Wilson is a provider of research-based reading and spelling programs for all ages. Its multisensory, structured curricula _ Fundations®, Wilson Just Words®, the Wilson Reading System®, and Wilson Fluency®/Basic have been proven highly effective. 

With Wilson, the path to meeting literacy objectives is all mapped out. The best way to achieve literacy success is to identify the individual student’s needs and then implement the correct teaching strategy. We offer several literacy instructional models to meet the needs of distinct student populations: prevention and early intervention for K-3 students, intervention for older students, and intensive intervention. Each model differs in practice, intensity, and duration, but all have been designed to help students master the appropriate level of literacy. Explore this section to see how Wilson Works!

Prevention
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Why wait until there is a gap before we systematically teach them to read and spell?
Fundations® is designed to reduce the number of children who later need intervention by giving all kids a solid foundation. A 30-minute Fundations lesson ensures that the critical skills for reading and spelling are being taught daily.
Student Focus
All K-3 students
Lesson Length
30 minutes daily
Group Size
Whole class
Setting
General education classroom
Instructor
General education teacher
Professional Learning & Support
  • Wilson Academy®/Prevention Learning Community (online)
  • Program workshops
  • Coaching days
  • Facilitator and Presenter Certification
  • Sustainability plans
Supplemental Materials
Pre-K Activity Set
Early Intervention
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What can we do to help struggling, beginning readers before they fall behind?
Fundations® is the type of instruction research calls for when the core reading program is just not enough. With small groups of students or one-to-one, Fundations is the right tool when you need to intervene early.
Student Focus
All K-3 struggling or at-risk readers in the lowest 30th percentile
Lesson Length
30 minutes, 3-5 times/week plus the daily 30-minute standard lesson
Group Size
Small group, one-to-one
Setting
May be conducted within or outside the classroom
Instructor
General education teacher, reading specialist, paraprofessional, or intervention personnel
Professional Learning & Support
  • Wilson Academy/Prevention Learning Community (online)
  • Program workshops
  • Coaching days
  • Facilitator and Presenter Certification
  • Sustainability plans
Supplemental Materials
Fundations Progress Monitoring
Intervention
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How can we expect them to read to learn if they haven’t yet learned to read?
The Just Words® curriculum gives individuals with word-level deficits a chance to become fluent, independent readers. A regularly scheduled Just Words class provides reading and spelling “basics” for older students.
Student Focus
All students in grades 4-12 and adults who are decoding and encoding below grade level
Lesson Length
45 minutes, 3-5 times/week
Group Size
Reading class (up to 15 students), small group
Setting
General education classroom, intervention class, ELL classroom, literacy center, adult education
Instructor
General education teacher, reading specialist, or intervention personnel
Professional Learning & Support
  • Wilson Academy/Intervention Learning Community (online)
  • Program workshops
  • Coaching days
  • Facilitator and Presenter Certification
  • Sustainability plans
Intensive
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Doesn’t everyone deserve a future full of choices and opportunity?
The Wilson Reading System® works with even the most challenged reader. By providing intensive instruction in small groups or individually with a highly skilled teacher, reading and spelling success can be achieved.
Student Focus
All students in grades 2-12 and adults who are not making sufficient progress in intervention or who may require more intensive instruction due to a language-based learning disability/dyslexia
Lesson Length
60–90 minutes, 2-5 times/week in a 1:1 setting; or 45-90 minutes daily in a small group (up to 6 students) setting
Group Size
Small group (up to 6 students), one-to-one
Setting
Special education classroom, resource room, literacy center, adult education
Instructor
Wilson Level I and II Certification recommended
Professional Learning & Support
  • Wilson Academy/Intensive Learning Community (online)
  • Program workshops
  • Online courses on intensive instruction and advanced word study
  • Level I and II Certification with practicum observations and implementation seminars
  • Sustainability plans
Supplemental
Program
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Extended reading passages to give students the focused practice that increases fluency and comprehension. Corresponds to the Wilson Reading System and also a supplement for Fundations and Just Words.

To download a print version of the programs table, click here.

To view an example of literacy planning for students beyond grade 3, click here.

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