The Superkids Reading Program™

Superkids is a core literacy program that provides explicit, step-by-step lessons that teaches all aspects of reading and intergrates seamlessly with any language arts program. The set of Superkids characters engage and motivate children with their unique personalities and interests.

  • Includes three grade levels, each with a particular set of materials to reach the reading goals established for each grade
  • Formal and informal assessments available so teachers can offer differentiated instruction based on assessment results 
  • Program comes with full Teacher Materials that contains a program overview and instruction books for all program components 


Superkids Provides Just-Right Instruction, Practice, and Texts for Reading

With the alphabetic code at its base, Superkids steadily and comprehensively builds K–2 students’ literacy, preparing them for the challenges of third grade, through:

  • Explicit and systematic instruction to solidify the alphabetic code and develop the decoding habit
  • Varied practice applying skills to on-level text to build fluency and comprehension
  • High-interest, engaging literary and informational text

Students become fluent, confident readers of grade-level text who do not rely on word memorization or contextual guessing.

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The three grade levels of Superkids feature a particular set of materials to reach the goals established for each grade. Every component purposefully supports the development of multiple, specific, connected skills. Simultaneously, the program exposes students to literary, science, and social studies content to build background knowledge and language proficiency.

Skill Exercised:

  • Learn letter-sound association
  • Blend, decode, and encode sounds and letters
  • Apply known sounds and letters to cumulatively decodable text
  • Build reading automaticity and fluency
  • Think about and comprehend text

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