Stairway to Reading is a reading program especially for those students who struggle with reading. It was created for elementary-aged students, though anyone can benefit from the program, including reading-ambitious preschoolers (I had only one of those out of four children!).
To begin, the Stairway to Reading program offers a short, free diagnostic test so you’ll know which level to begin (this will also give you an assessment of your preschooler’s readiness for the program).
The Stairway to Reading program includes lessons, flashcards, games, reading material and more, all for … of course, free.
They prefer that you enter the site here, so they can “follow up on the effectiveness of our program and get your ideas for improvement.
I like to see what I’m getting into before giving out my email address, and if you do as well, here are some direct links to the free reading program’s materials:
- free reading diagnostic test, and an introduction to the program
- 41 reading lesson plans
- phonics & reading flashcards
- a 129-page ebook full of reading material for the 41 reading lessons
Visit the Stairway to Reading page to view other materials, such as “Reading Bingo,” “Reading Crazy Letters,” a checklist, and graphs.