SRA – Mastery Reading K-5

Reading Mastery is a direct instruction program designed to provide explicit, systematic instruction in English language reading. Reading Mastery is available in two versions, Reading Mastery Classic levels I and II (for use in grades K–3) and Reading Mastery Plus, an integrated reading-language program for grades K–6. The program begins by teaching phonemic awareness and sound-letter correspondence and moves into word and passage reading, vocabulary development, comprehension, and building oral reading fluency. Later lessons continue to emphasize accurate and fluent decoding while teaching students the skills necessary to read and comprehend and to learn from expository text. Lessons are designed to be fast-paced and interactive. Students are grouped by similar reading level, based on program placement tests. The program includes placement assessments and a continuous monitoring system. Although not designed exclusively for English language learners, Reading Mastery can be used with this group of students.

The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) has its own informational page on this program at Among other resources, the page contains links to several very important documents on Reading Mastery, including:

  • Science and Social Studies in Reading Mastery Signature Edition, a compilation of the content topics that are integrated into the upper levels of the program
  • Literature in Reading Mastery Signature Edition, a summary of the types of literature selections that appear in the Grade 4 and Grade 5 levels of the program
  • a handout on How Grammar is Taught in the Language Track of RMSE.

Additionally, you can see more from McGraw Hill Education on this resource at the pages below:

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