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We offer proprietary materials and lesson plans in the major areas of reading instruction in K-8, for use in both intervention group and whole class instruction.

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Using MTSS Literacy Assessment Data for Starting Strong in the New School Year 

Welcome to a new school year!

95 Percent Group Classroom Pic for MTSS WebinarBy this time, you’ve either completed or are in the process of completing your beginning of the year literacy assessments. And you’ve collected lots of student data, now what?

Data interpretation is key to student reading success and will drive your instructional practices. This means that the data-driven decisions you make today are critical for creating confident readers.

To better understand and utilize BOY assessment results, we're inviting you to watch this complimentary MTSS Data Webinar, hosted by Dr. Susan Hall, our Co-Founder, and a nationally recognized leader in early literacy data analysis and reading instruction.
Access the on-demand webinar to learn more about improving data analysis, pinpointing skill deficits, and providing targeted intervention instruction.

Address Phonics Gaps at the Beginning of the School Year
95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up Grades 1 - 3  

NOW shipping for immediate delivery. 

95 Phonics Booster Bundle Tune-UpOur recently released 95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up was developed to provide teachers with an explicit phonics program to quickly address unfinished learning as school resumes for the 2021-22 school year.

Tune-Up provides teachers with scripted phonics and word study lessons to immediately catch up students who have experienced gaps during the prior school year. We encourage educators to use this 25-day structured literacy based program at the beginning of the school year to cover critical skills right away - even before all BOY assessments are completed.

Study shows Summer School Edition 2021 and Tune-Up Contents Significantly Improved Student Outcomes

A recently published independent study conducted to evaluate the impact of the 95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Summer School Edition (SSE) on phonics growth using the SSE assessment measures showed that all grade levels demonstrated significant gains. In fact, the main takeaway from this study was that:

"95 Phonics Booster Bundle: Summer School Edition effectively increases students' phonics skills in a four-week summer program, helping close phonics gaps before the start of school."

Targeting Grades 1 - 3, the Tune-Up program was created by reintroducing 100% of the content in our 95 Phonics Booster Bundle: Summer School Edition 2021. Tune-Up is designed to quickly address phonics deficits and improve student outcomes.

Tune-Up Includes Full-Color Presentation Files

The teacher's package includes a Presentation Files component to improve instructional pacing and student engagement. Watch the Presentation File Demo to see how this animated digital feature can be used in class or with remote leaning. 

Download Tune-Up Overview and Sample Lessons

Learn more about our Phonic Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up, download sample lessons and discover how our proven research-based approach can be used to close early literacy deficits and prepare students for future reading success.

Jumpstart the Year with a Phonics Tune-Up On-Demand Webinar and Learn how to Address Unfinished Learning this Fall

Want to learn more about how to effectively use Tune-Up with your students as school resumes this fall?

Click here to watch this informative webinar with Dr. Susan Hall where she outlines what the first weeks of phonics instruction should look like to address existing gaps. Dr. Hall shares a comprehensive first - third grade phonics scope and sequence for reviewing critical skills that should have been mastered in the prior grade level to ensure literacy success in the new school year.

Learn more as she models Booster Bundle strategies using real examples from our Phonics Tune-Up program.

Phonics Chip Kit™ Digital Teaching Add-on

Phonics Chip Kit Digital Teaching Add-onDeliver Engaging Intervention Instruction Virtually

The PCK Digital Teaching Add-On, provides animated presentation files that illustrate chip movements. Used with our Basic or Advanced Phonics Chip Kit, the digital feature seamlessly extends instruction and can be used in-person with small groups or virtually. 

Programmed in HTML5, the PCK Digital Teaching Add-On is universally compatible with all web browsers and a wide variety of devices, including PC, Mac, & Chromebook. All file are easily accessible via a secure portal.

Renew your Annual Site-Based Subscription NOW to Avoid Instructional Interruptions this Fall

Use of the Basic and Advanced PCK digital files requires a site-based subscription that must be renewed on a yearly basis. The current licenses will allow access from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 regardless of when the subscription is renewed. Maximize usage by purchasing your subscription early in the school year. Both subscriptions are available now in our Web Store.

95 Live! Science of Reading On-Demand Webinar Series

95 Live! Webinar Series95 Percent Group is pleased to offer a complimentary on-demand webinar series created from our live sessions as part of our professional development resources. 

Each :30 minute, on-demand webinar is presented by one of our experienced consultants. Educators at all levels are encouraged to view all 8 of our Science of Reading On-Demand Webinars.

Topics include: Teaching with Decodable Text, Mastering the Questioning Process,Orthographic Mapping, How the Brain Reads, Scarborough's Rope, Phonemic Awareness for Older Students, Balanced Literacy vs Structured Literacy, and Morphological Awareness.

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Advancing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Improve Reading Achievement

In general, educators agree as to what skilled word reading is, and what it looks like.  The disagreement lies in HOW to help their students become proficient readers. This well-publicized reading debate centers around the best way to teach students to read.

susan-hall_sIn this video presentation, Dr. Susan Hall examines the current views about word reading, takes a closer look at how skilled readers read, and explores evidence-based science of reading practices that are connected to brain research. What is the science behind reading? And, how can we fix the 'profound disconnection between the science of reading and educational practice'*?

Watch to learn more about the Science of Reading and how this knowledge can positively impact your instructional practices in the new school year.  Download the session handouts and share this presentation with your colleagues to continue this important discussion and learning experience.

Be sure to check out our Foundational Literacy Course: Understanding the Science of Reading - a perfect starting point for all educators to have a shared understanding of this critical topic.

*Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight. How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. Basic Books, p 9.

95 Percent Group Phonics Core Program

95 Phonics Core Program™ for Grades K - 3 

Having experienced what explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics instruction looks like with our suite of intervention products, our clients asked us to consider developing a Tier 1 phonics strand that’s grounded in the Science of Reading and the Principles of Structured Literacy.

Introducing a Tier 1 Phonics Program that’s grounded in the Science of Reading and the Principles of Structured Literacy

The 95 Phonics Core Program™ (95PCP™) is taught whole-class in just 20 minutes a day, as part of a 30-week comprehensive reading and language arts curriculum. A hallmark of 95PCP™ is that it provides explicit instruction in core phonics components (with minimum teacher prep) including word-sorting, sound-spelling mapping with and without manipulatives, word chains, and transfer to text.

The engaging Grade Level kits include a fully-scripted Teacher's Edition, Student Workbooks, manipulatives, digital presentations, and assessments -  making it ideal for both in-person and remote instruction.

Intensify Phonics Instruction and Reduce Student Intervention Needs

As you analyze your beginning of the year assessment data and start looking for ways to intensify phonics instruction, reduce intervention needs, and improve outcomes we invite you to learn more about the 95 Phonics Core Program™.

Phoneme Screener teacher with student

Have your students mastered Phoneme Substitution?

David Kilpatrick (2015)* says that phonemic manipulation skills continue to develop through fourth grade and that most curricula and assessments stop monitoring phonemic awareness in first grade.  

Advanced phonemic awareness skills are essential for learning unfamiliar words which is critical for reading success. 95 Percent Group provides a complimentary Phoneme Substitution Screener designed to determine if students in grades 1-4 have mastered phoneme substitution. 

Download our Phoneme Substitution Screener to find out if ALL of your students have mastered Phoneme Substitution.

 *Kilpatrick, D. (2015). Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (NJ: Wiley).

95 Percent Group Company Guide

Want to find out how our professional development and aligned resources can improve instructional practices and close early literacy deficits?

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Understanding Dyslexia Online Training Course

Engaging Content at Your Convenience

Our online training course, Understanding Dyslexia™ is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs and symptoms and to dispel myths about this learning disability.  

Did you Know that Early Identification and Intervention is Critical for Student Success?

Early identification is key and whether you’re a classroom teacher, intervention specialist, reading coach, Title 1 teacher, special education teacher, or an administrator, completing this training will better prepare you to meet all student needs.  

Register 24/7 and complete Understanding Dyslexia online, at your convenience.

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention by Dr. Susan Hall

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

In some schools, MTSS/RTI is losing steam because other initiatives are consuming educators’ attention. Diverting focus away from MTSS is a mistake. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be non-negotiable. 

Join author and reading intervention expert, Dr. Susan Hall as she addresses these questions and explores each of these 10 initiatives. Download this complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors and watch our on-demand 10 Success Factors webinar series.

10 Success Factors can also be used as a comprehensive  Book Study for a district, school, or grade-level team. The Book Study Bundle includes a Facilitator's Guide to promote meaningful conversations among participating staff and Reader's Guides to further engage participants. Book study participants use their notes and discussions to create or improve a collaborative site-based MTSS Action Plan that can be strategically implemented on their campus.

Click here to preview 10 Success Factors and the accompanying Book Study Bundle in our Web Store.