Commercial Program
Comprehension, Oral Reading Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics & Decoding, Vocabulary
Target Student

Non-readers and struggling readers


S.P.I.R.E is an intensive reading program for non-readers and struggling readers. This multisensory program is based on the Orton-Gillingham approach.


This explicit, teacher led program is systematic and sequentially structured using ten-step lessons.  These lessons are consistently structured, and focus on mastery of concepts in the five critical areas of reading as well as opportunities for multisensory learning and learning using manipulatives (magnetic board/letters, sound circles/rectangles).  The program has a placement test to ensure students begin the program at the right level.

Research Summary

CAUTION: The following summary was prepared by the program developers and may contain bias

Research Summary

Related Resources

Sample Lessons


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S.P.I.R.E. Program Overview

Available Training

Workshops available. Email SPIREWorkshop@schoolspecialty.com or call 800.435.7728 ext. 6109

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