Reading with TIPS™ for Pre-K, K & First
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Reading with TIPS™ fundamentally changes to approach to early reading. Students learn a handful of markings and can, almost immediately, begin decoding and reading meaningful text. This inverts the process of traditional literacy programs. Content comes first. Books come first. Comprehension comes first. All because decoding becomes effortless for every word in English.
TIPS™ makes learning to read much, much, easier
TIPS™ reduces the cognitive load required for students to decode successfully, by embedding clear, consistent guides to mark every sound made by every letter in every word. This frees up mental energy to focus on higher order reading skills like comprehension and fluency.
Students decode fearlessly with constant success
Every encounter with English in TIPS™ is clear. Children learn that they can tackle decoding of any material presented to them. This builds tremendous confidence and capability in early readers. The markings enable students to decode on their own. Through the process of repeated decoding they develop sight-word mastery of high-frequency words naturally.
TIPS™ unlocks tens of thousands of words in a few weeks of study
TIPS™ is organized into a series of Reading Levels, each introducing different letter-sound combinations based on their frequency of use in English.
This allows us to create leveled readers in the system and include meaningful content for students, even those at the very beginning of their reading journey.
Rapid Progress Reading with TIPS™
- Study Overview: 6 weeks intervention, 7 teachers, 36 students. Mix of digital and in-person settings.
- 21% of students experienced “light-speed” performance gains. Many high-potential students are simply held back by the complexity of typical English instruction.
- Students showed significant improvement across every aspect of early literacy development measured.
- Assessments measured progress with traditional text, demonstrating immediate transfer to “regular” reading.
New things happen. Even in reading.
TIPS™ is a truly new approach to teaching kids to read. We watched kids and teachers struggle and thought there has to be a better way.
There is a new way to teach kids to read.
In the past fifty years, literacy education has swung like a pendulum between phonics and whole language approaches. But for many teachers, regardless of curriculum, they know when they walk into their class in September that too many students won’t be successful. They are just starting off too far behind.
With TIPS™, teachers are seeing six months of academic progress in a six week window. Students are being transformed to reach their potential within a single semester.