Ages 5 to 7
Only $2.75 per month
$33.00 each, billed annually.
Does not auto-renew.
The I Can Fly® Online
Reading Program is for students, ages 5 to 7 years old, who are just beginning to learn to read or for those who are struggling and may
have learning difficulties.
If needed, supplemental worksheets are available, learn more.
Ages 8 to 13
The Blast Off to Reading® Program is for older students who are reading below grade level, have dyslexia or may have dyslexia. Although the program starts with concepts that are covered at much earlier grades, this program has more challenging activities geared for older age groups.
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In the interim we recommend our Blast Off to Reading lesson based workbook, in combination with the Blast Off web-app and the Blast Off lesson slides.
Learn about the Blast Off to Reading Program.
Both programs focus on decoding and spelling, while moving toward fluency. They both start with the smallest units of sound, the phonemes for phonological awareness, and move up to pairing letters together into digraphs, such as 'th' and 'ch', to diphthongs, such as 'oi', and then spelling rules. The lesson slides will walk you through, step-by-step, no lesson planning needed. In addition, since our online programs follow the same scope and sequence as our lesson-based workbooks , the workbooks can be used as a supplement if needed (bulk rates are available).
Over 1000 colorful lesson slides to illustrate the lessons in a structured, explicit manner, while promoting student interaction. Simply select the lesson, open the lesson slide activity, and you'll be brought to the slides for that lesson. You can also easily scroll back and forth through the slides or use the slider to quickly find what you need.
Review is a key component of an Orton-Gillingham based program. Before each lesson, review prior lessons with the flash cards . Cards use color-coding to help the student recognize the sounds, along with the Dyslexia Font. *Once you feel that concepts are mastered, you can skip those slides.
The ability to individualize instruction is important to an Orton-Gillingham based reading program. Our letter tiles tool will allow you demonstrate, as needed, how to build words using the sounds taught. The sound chart contains all of the sounds taught in the program, in the same sequence, and the blend chart contains the consonant blends. All letters/sounds are accompanied by audio, which can be turned off if you prefer.
Student Lesson Activities
Our programs' student activities provide several key requirements for the Orton-Gillingham approach. The activities will reinforce what was taught in a colorful, interactive, multi-sensory manner. Students will earn reward coins as they play, which can be spent in the online store. In addition, all answers are tracked, so you'll know how your students progress.
Knowing your student's progress will help you adjust instruction accordingly.
There are several charts which range from an overview of progress for each lesson to more specific charts, where you can
see exactly what word/sentence/sound was identified/spelled correctly or incorrectly. This will help you provide the
individual instruction necessary for the Orton-Gillingham approach.
From the web-app on your dashboard, the student's dashboard, or from your dashboard directly, you can view your student's progress. Whether you want an overview off all the lessons, basic statistics, or if you want to know the details, it's all there for you.
Your students will earn coins as they play the lesson-based activities.
You can also give your students coins from your dashboard for added incentive.
From your student's dashboard, your student can spend their earned coins on fun activities. They can create their own farm and purchase food to feed the animals. They can buy train cars and tracks to build their own train layout with a working train that will run.
They can also play fun games in the arcade.
Our reading programs began in 2006 as lesson-based workbooks. After our tutoring company was
established, in 2012, we personally used our programs on many struggling readers, including those with dyslexia, autism, and
other learning difficulties. This allowed us to see what worked and what didn't. We found that the online components
that were added to our programs helped a great deal and were aligned with the multisensory aspect of an
Orton-Gillingham reading program.
Our online reading programs' tools and activities allow you, the instructor, to individualize instruction as needed. This flexibility offers students the capability to work independently on areas where they need help. The lessons are scripted, but not overly so. You have the flexibility to add your expertise, and you're in control to make the decisions on where your students should concentrate their efforts. If you're a parent and you're not sure how to teach reading, you will be guided step-by-step.
Our programs are so well laid out, that there is no training needed. In fact, our programs have been used by tens of thousands of people who include tutors, teachers, parents, grandparents, as well as many school districts in the United States and Canada. Our testimonials are in our reviews which can be found on Amazon. While the workbook component is no longer a part of our programs, although one could still use them in conjunction, the programs remains the same. Being online, with more activities and teacher tools, our reading programs are now even better!