Reading Program

Core Reading is a comprehension and vocabulary based program, designed for students in grades two to twelve who need fundamentals as well as those wanting a competitive edge:


  • Consonant Sounds
  • Short and Long Vowel Sounds
  • Blends and Digraphs
  • Double Vowels
  • Variant and Irregular Vowel Sounds
  • Syllabications


  • Sight Word Vocabulary
  • Functional Vocabulary
  • Words with Multiple Meanings
  • Analogies, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms
  • Prefixes, Affixes and Roots

Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Characters
  • Predicting Next Events
  • Distinguishing Facts from Opinions
  • Judging Relevance and Significance
  • Learning about Figurative Speech
  • Comparing and Contrasting

Basic Comprehension

  • Grasping the Main Idea
  • Following Directions
  • Paying Attention to Details
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Getting the Facts
  • Distinguishing Between Cause and Effect

Applied Skills

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Oral Reading
  • Reading Rate Development
  • Skimming and Scanning
  • Reading Strategies