The Reading Skills Pyramid represents the patterns of concept acquisition that children follow in becoming successful readers up through third grade. Online education program for homeschool, afterschool, remediation and summer use. It teaches prek-12th graders math, language arts and more using animated lessons, printable worksheets and interactive activities.

Reading Skills - The Reading Skills Pyramid™

The Key Reading Skills & The Steps in Acquiring Them


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This Reading Skills Pyramid illustrates the analysis of skills and grade level targets determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Curriculum differs from state to state and many children will develop faster than these targets These norms represent average levels of reading achievement.


Learning First Alliance; U.S. Department of Education; Weta, Washington, D.C.

Armbruster, B.B, Lehr, F., & Osborn, J. (2002) A Child Becomes a Reader: Proven Ideas for Parents from Research -- Birth to Preschool & Kindergarten through Grade Three. (2001) Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read Washington , DC : National Institute for Literacy.

Burns, M.S., Griffin , P. & Snow, C. E. (eds.). (1999). Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Washington, DC : National Academy Press.

National Reading Panel. (2000). Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. Washington , DC : National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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