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We design and deliver customized, flexible professional development designed to meet your needs.  Our PD is onsite, ongoing and job-embedded.
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Translate the concepts of RTI and MTSS into reality. 95 Percent Group can help you plan and execute a coordinated approach for successful implementation.

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Common Core

We offer teacher training and instructional products designed for the Common Core State Standards.

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Why 95 Percent Group?

We help you achieve dramatic increases in student reading achievement and teacher development.
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Instructional Materials

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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Intensify Phonics Instruction and Reduce Student Intervention Needs
95 Phonics Core Program™ for Grades K-3

95 Percent Group Phonics Core ProgramHaving 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.

The 95 Phonics Core Program™ (PCP) 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 PCP is that it provides  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 fully-scripted Teacher's Editions, Student Workbooks, manipulatives, digital presentations, and assessments

As you start looking for ways to strengthen phonics instruction, in your required ELA curriculum, to close skill gaps for all students, we invite you to learn more.


95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels 

95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels is a supplemental resource developed to meet the needs of all95 Phonics Skill Series Short Vowels students (Grades 1 - 8) who require instructional reinforcement and explicit instruction of all 5 short vowels in CVC words to reach closed syllable pattern mastery. This product is the latest addition to our suite of multitiered phonics supplementary programs, grounded in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy, to strengthen your current ELA curriculum.

95 Percent Group Phonics Continuum CVC Words

Having experienced what explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics instruction looks like with our intervention suite of products, our clients asked us to consider developing additional phonics resources that allow teachers to improve their depth of phonics concepts and their ability to provide effective instruction, in a variety of educational settings.

The 95 Phonics Skill Series™: Short Vowels is the first in a series of phonics lessons designed to fill gaps, review, or enrich specific phonics skills. The program includes all-inclusive Teacher and Student Packages requiring little teacher prep for immediate implementation.

Click here for additional information about this engaging, versatile resource.

Get ready to give your students a Phonics Tune-Up on Day #1!
95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up Grades 1 - 3  

95 Phonics Booster Bundle Tune-Up95 Phonics Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up was developed to provide teachers with an explicit phonics program to quickly address and close critical phonics skill gaps at the beginning of a new school year.

Tune-Up includes 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 on day 1 -  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.

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 below to see how this animated digital feature can be used in class to navigate key lesson components.

Download Tune-Up Overview and Sample Lessons

Learn more about our Phonic Booster Bundle™: Tune-Up, download sample lessons, and discover how our proven evidence-based approach can be used to close phonics gaps and prepare students to master grade-level reading.

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, retired CEO, and Co-Founder 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.

Texas Tipping Point: How Literacy is Changing in Texas 
Live  Webinar |10.18.22 | 6:30 PM CT

Don’t miss our live webinar with Dr. Tracy White Weeden, President & CEO of Neuhaus Education Center. Dr. Weeden is a passionate leader dedicated to advancing literacy and academic excellence for children and adults.

Laura Stewart, Chief Academic Officer will join Dr. Weeden as she shares important insights about the science of teaching reading and the science of leading reading, and how she views Texas at a “tipping point” for advancing literacy.  Register now and join us.

Introducing SoR + CORE
Science of Reading + 95 Phonics Core Program™  Virtual Product Training

Our SoR + CORE workshops are designed to give 95 Phonics Core Program™ (PCP) educators an opportunity to improve instructional practices and learn more about current reading science.

The three days cover specific PCP grade level components, plus the Science of Reading research that supports instruction at each grade level. Click here to learn more about putting reading science into practice to improve student outcomes.

Are you using 95 Percent Products and Resources in your Classroom?

Then you won't want to miss virtual workshops to train with our experienced consultants to improve product knowledge and instructional strategies on both our Tier 2 intervention resources and our Tier whole class phonics program.

Day #1: Tuesday, 10/25
  -  PASI™ 
  -  Phonological Awareness Lessons
  -  Teaching Blending®
  -  Phonics Screener for Intervention™ 
  -  Basic and Advanced Phonics Chip Kits

Day #2: Wednesday, 10/26
  -  Multisyllable Phonics Chip Kits™ 
  -  Phonics Lesson Library™
  -  Multisyllable Routines Card Package

Day #3: Thursday, 10/27 
  -  Vocabulary Surge A and B
  -  Comprehension

Click here for workshop registration information. We look forward to training with you in October!

AZ DOE Names 95 Percent Group an Approved K-3 Reading Improvement Program

The Arizona Department of Education recently approved the use of our 95 Phonics Core Program™ as a supplemental whole class literacy curriculum and our Phonological Awareness Lessons, Phonics Lesson Library™, and Phonics Chip Kit™ for small group reading intervention.

These evidence-based products have been placed on the state's approved reading improvement programs list and are now available to use in all AZ schools.

The product approval was based on new, state-reviewed research confirming that our foundational reading products met ESSA Level 1-3 evidence for reading instruction. The AZ DOE established this criterion as part of their Move On When Reading Initiative to give all students the targeted instruction they need to read at or above grade level by third grade.

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Science of Reading On-Demand Webinar Series

Make our complimentary on-demand webinar series a part of your professional development experience. Each thirty-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 sessions and our January and February 2022 events.

Topics include Teaching with Decodable TextMastering the Questioning ProcessOrthographic MappingHow the Brain ReadsScarborough's RopePhonemic Awareness for Older StudentsBalanced Literacy vs Structured Literacy, and Morphological Awareness.

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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                     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. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be non-negotiable. 

Download our complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors and watch our on-demand webinar.

This transformative publication 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.