Girl in Classroom

Reading and Spelling

The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles, WRS directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Through the program, students learn fluent decoding and encoding skills to the level of mastery. From the beginning Steps of the program, students receive instruction in:

  • Word structure, in depth, for automatic decoding and spelling

  • Word recognition and spelling of high frequency words, including irregular words

  • Vocabulary, word understanding, and word-learning skills

  • Sentence-level text reading with ease, expression, and understanding

  • Listening comprehension with age-appropriate narrative and informational text

  • Reading comprehension with narrative and expository text of increasing levels of difficulty

  • Narrative and informational text structures

  • Organization of information for oral or written expression

  • Proofreading skills

  • Self-monitoring for word recognition accuracy and comprehension