Reading Academy

Aligning the efforts of the teacher, child, and parents while guiding students from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn.”

Reading Academy

Aligning the efforts of the teacher, child, and parents while guiding students from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn.”

Aligned for Success

Success comes from the combined efforts of the child, teacher, and parents.

Waterford Reading Academy provides partnerships to build a strong, supported network that equips teachers, engages students, and empowers families.

Children are supported and encouraged by engaging content and fun characters teaching them foundational skills and guiding them to reading independently.

Teachers are given tools and resources to understand and implement program data in an effective way. They will be empowered and know which action to take in the right moment.

Parents are informed, empowered, and
engaged with their child’s education.

Personalized, adaptive instruction

Waterford Reading Academy guides students along an adaptive, individualized learning path.

Foundational Skill Development

Fluent reading begins with a strong foundation in phonological awareness, phonics, language concepts, comprehension, and vocabulary. Waterford provides instruction and practice in critical skills via computer adaptivity, teacher assignments, and/or guided student selection of activities.

Independent or Assigned Reading

Students practice their acquired literacy skills with scaffolded digital lessons that promote deeper thinking, understanding, and comprehension of the books they read, including the most popular student and teacher choices.

Critical Transition Period

Guided reading experiences are introduced while students are still mastering foundational skills.

Foundational
Skill Development

Fluent reading begins with a strong foundation in phonological awareness, phonics, language concepts, comprehension, and vocabulary. Waterford provides instruction and practice in critical skills via computer adaptivity, teacher assignments, and/or guided student selection of activities.

Student Engagement

Our instructional software delivers activities, games, songs, videos, and animated characters to keep students engaged and encouraged.

Intrinsic Motivation

Once reading becomes its own reward, students are motivated by new and interesting characters, settings, and situations they visualize with their mind’s eye. They are forever empowered by deeper thinking and a personal discovery of knowledge.

Student Engagement

Our instructional software delivers activities, games, songs, videos, and animated characters to keep students engaged and encouraged.

Critical Transition Period

Guided reading experiences are introduced while students are still mastering foundational skills.

Independent or
Assigned Reading

Students practice their acquired literacy skills with scaffolded digital lessons that promote deeper thinking, understanding, and comprehension of the books they read, including the most popular student and teacher choices.

Intrinsic Motivation

Once reading becomes its own reward, students are motivated by new and interesting characters, settings, and situations they visualize with their mind’s eye. They are forever empowered by deeper thinking and a personal discovery of knowledge.

Instruction and practice
cover 100% of reading/ELA standards for PreK to 6th grade.

How Does Waterford Reading Academy Work?

Start the Year

Full-Year Program
(PreK to 6th)

Finish the Year

TEACHER

Planning &
Professional Learning

Actionable Data
& Support

End-of-Year
Reports

CHILD

Beginning-of-Year
Assesment

Instruction &
Practice

End-of-Year
Asssesment

PARENT

Parent
Orientation

Instruction &
Practice

Recognition of
Achievements

How Does Waterford Reading Academy Work?

Teacher

Start the Year

Planning &
Professional Learning

Full-Year Program
(PreK to 6th)

Actionable Data
& Support

Finish the Year

End-of-Year
Reports

  • Planning and coaching facilitate optimal program implementation and usage.
  • Dashboards, reports, and live data discussions with our Customer Success team help teachers know the right instructional actions to take in the right moment with individual students, small groups, or the whole class.
  • End-of-year reports detail the progress made by individual students, classrooms, and schools.

CHILD

Start the Year

Beginning-of-Year
Assesment

Full-Year Program
(PreK to 6th)

Instruction &
Practice

Finish the Year

End-of-Year
Asssesment

  • Begin the year with Waterford’s valid, reliable, and developmentally appropriate benchmark measure of both proficiency and growth, which can be taken multiple times throughout the year.
  • Full year of skills practice via computer-adaptive instruction, teacher assignments, and/or guided student choice. Instruction and practice cover 100% of reading/ELA standards for PreK to 6th grade.
  • Children are introduced to familiar books, rich literature, and non-fiction texts from the start as they grow into independent readers. Individual students, small groups, or the whole class.

PARENT

Start the Year

Parent
Orientation

Full-Year Program
(PreK to 6th)

Instruction &
Practice

Finish the Year

Recognition of
Achievements

  • Family orientations teach parents how to support their child's learning.
  • Weekly recommendations encourage learning at home to reinforce program concepts.
  • Recognition of student’s achievements to celebrate goals met throughout the year.

Teacher's Experience

  • Planning and coaching facilitate optimal program implementation and usage.
  • Dashboards, reports, and live data discussions with our Customer Success team help teachers know the right instructional actions to take in the right moment with individual students, small groups, or the whole class.
  • End-of-year reports detail the progress made by individual students, classrooms, and schools.

Student's Experience

  • Begin the year with Waterford’s valid, reliable, and developmentally appropriate benchmark measure of both proficiency and growth, which can be taken multiple times throughout the year.
  • Full year of skills practice via computer-adaptive instruction, teacher assignments, and/or guided student choice. Instruction and practice cover 100% of reading/ELA standards for PreK to 6th grade.
  • Children are introduced to familiar books, rich literature, and non-fiction texts from the start as they grow into independent readers. Individual students, small groups, or the whole class.

Parent's Experience

  • Family orientations teach parents how to support their child's learning.
  • Weekly recommendations encourage learning at home to reinforce program concepts.
  • Recognition of student’s achievements to celebrate goals met throughout the year.

Teacher Tools, Resources,
and Support

We know you work tirelessly to provide the best education possible for your students, and Waterford supports teachers every step of the way with professional learning and on-site coaching to understand and use program data.

We deliver both proactive and reactive support throughout the year and coaching to develop and execute the perfect school implementation.

Teacher Resources:

  • +8,000 digital learning activities
  • Direct instruction
  • Assessments, books, and songs
  • Lesson plans
  • Instructional videos
  • Content you can customize and share
  • Parent newsletter

Professional Coaching:

  • Help decipher and implement data
  • Optimize usage
  • Customize implementation
  • Train on new features

Small-Group and Whole-Group Instruction

  • Interactive whiteboard compatible
  • +1,500 intervention playlists

Teacher Resources:

  • +8,000 digital learning activities
  • Direct instruction
  • Assessments, books, and songs
  • Lesson plans
  • Instructional videos
  • Content you can customize and share
  • Parent newsletter

Professional Coaching:

  • Help decipher and implement data
  • Optimize usage
  • Customize implementation
  • Train on new features

Small-Group and Whole-Group Instruction

  • Interactive whiteboard compatible
  • +1,500 intervention playlists

Waterford Reading Academy Outcomes

  • Higher test scores from students who truly love to read and to learn.
  • Equipped teachers who know which action to take in the right moment.
  • Empowered parents who are engaged in their child’s education.

Waterford Reading Academy Outcomes

  • Higher test scores from students who truly love to read and to learn.
  • Equipped teachers who know which action to take in the right moment.
  • Empowered parents who are engaged in their child’s education.

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