SPIRE Reading Program
S.P.I.R.E.® is a small group or one-on-one reading intervention program that can be used by a wide range of struggling readers in Tier II and Tier III for instruction. S.P.I.R.E. is a comprehensive, intensive, and multisensory reading intervention that integrates phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and handwriting.
S.P.I.R.E. is based on the well-established Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction. The program is designed to incorporate the Orton-Gillingham approach, which involves systematic, explicit, sequential, multisensory, phonics-based, and emotionally sound instruction. S.P.I.R.E. comprises eight levels that consist of increasingly complex content. The S.P.I.R.E. Initial Placement Assessment (IPA) places students at the appropriate level of S.P.I.R.E., and they receive the instruction they need to improve their reading ability.
S.P.I.R.E. is an intensive reading intervention that is designed to bring nonreaders and struggling readers to full literacy upon completion of Level 8. Best results are obtained when instruction occurs for 60 minutes a day, 5 days per week. Lessons maybe split in half for schools with 30 minute blocks but note that this will slow students’ progress through the program. EPS Literacy and Intervention strives to develop programs that are proven to be effective in building students’ foundational reading skills.