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About Higgs Phonics

Higgs Phonics is a phonics reading system that improves reading skills for students k through adult.  Many consider it the gold standard in the phonics and reading genre.  HP is a four volume set of workbooks plus a Teacher’s Manual and Pacing Guide.  This differentiated instruction program spans only 40 instructional hours to completion.  The program’s primary focus is on decoding, encoding, listening skills and vocabulary acquisition. 

Scientifically Based Data confirms that by the end of 40 hours your students should improve beyond two grade levels in reading, fluency and comprehension in all subjects.

Methodology

Assessment Pretest day one; Posttest day 40
Grades 3rd through adult
Curriculum Higgs Phonics Workbooks Volumes 1 through 3
Goals To improve student reading achievement by 2 or and more years within 40 hours
To decode 85% of all English based words in 40 instructional hours or less

Teacher Training

The HP reading program should be introduced to classroom teachers in a two to three hour training session.  The teachers will provide their students with the opportunity to complete lessons at the rate of one hour per day for 40 instructional hours.

Standardized Tests

Standardized test scores from the previous year may be used as a beginning benchmark. 
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