Foundational Language, Cognitive and Reading Skills

When these building blocks for English language are in place, students start to make significant learning gains, and are able to catch up with their peers.


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Deep Foundations

Fast ForWord was designed by neuroscientists to target the foundations of English processing skills such as phonemes, phonics and listening accuracy.


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Intensive Practice

Fast ForWord provides 5 times the amount of intensive practice compared to other online English programs.

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Cognitive Skills Development

Fast ForWord provides effective, evidence-based language and reading intervention for primary school students in grades K-5.

What Fast ForWord Does


Addresses Language and Reading Skills

Now addresses 5 domains of reading: now with Reading Assistant Plus included in all k-12 school subscriptions, Fast ForWord’s 3-step approach covers all domains of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension).

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Engaging, Adaptive, and Motivating for Long Gains

Students move quickly through content they have mastered so they can focus on the skills they need most.

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Built-in Interventions and Help for Students

Fast ForWord automatically helps students work through the most challenging exercises, freeing up teachers to do what they do best: teach.

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New Reports, Lesson Plans and Workbooks

You’ll be able to pinpoint specific strengths/weaknesses in English language arts, and use new lesson plans that align to classroom instruction!

Validated by International Reviews


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Reading Progress Indicator

Reading Progress Indicator allows teachers to place students on Reading Assistant as well as measure before and after results

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US Government Review

Fast ForWord is the top-rated intervention for English language development on What Works Clearinghouse

Students can make up to 2 years’ gain in 3 months in reading and language skills.

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University Reviews

It is also the only reading intervention that has been substantiated by research at Rutgers, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Cornell, etc.

There are also school studies and independent reviews.


New Fast ForWord Language and Reading Exercises


58 adaptive exercises that target memory, attention, processing, and sequencing skills

Intensive practice in a wide range of phonics, phonemic awareness, grammar, vocabulary, morphology and reading comprehension skills

Built-in pre- and post- assessment: Reading Progress Indicator (RPI)

Comprehensive access to online guided reading tool (Reading Assistant Plus)

300+ guided reading passages at a range of reading levels, grades 1–12

175+ lesson plans that align to classroom instruction

Interactive Word Wall activities that preteach academic vocabulary before each ebook passage

Built-in pre- and post- assessment: Reading Progress Indicator (RPI)

Fluency reports with WCPM and before/after recordings of students reading text aloud

New online MySciLEARN Help and Toolbox support resources

Enhanced student motivators: “streaks,” new student-facing reports, progress markers, etc.

Faster progression through content

Additional guided reading selections added across genres

Built-in interventions and direction instruction

New reports to better pinpoint student skills in English Language Arts (pronouns, plurals, passive voice, etc.)


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