Discover Reading©
A program, developed by Dr. Steve Truch, designed to help children, adolescents and adults first develop the ability to think about sounds in words (phonological awareness) and from that foundation, to learn to read and spell words.

The Discover Reading® Difference
Discover Reading©, links the alphabet letters (sound links) to high frequency words so that the student can begin reading common literature as quickly as possible. Discover Reading©, uses the sound to letter approach. There are a finite set of sounds (40-44) which one must learn to hear, segment, and identify. These sounds are represented by a finite set of Sound Links (letter combinations). There are approximately 150 of them (100 are introduced in the Basic Level).

• Working from the whole to the parts by using stories to Introduce sounds and their respective letter representations (Sound Links)
• Connecting the words taught in the Basic Level of the program to the 100 most common words found in children’s literature
• Incorporating spelling and writing activities
• Developing visual memory for Sound Links and words
• Developing word knowledge and comprehension
• Explicit and comprehensive treatment of simple, complex and multi-syllable words, past tense, plurals and English suffixes
• Developing fluency

Benefits of Discover Reading®
Discover Reading©, shows the student how to apply this newly discovered knowledge to word attack, word identification, spelling and basic writing skills and providing opportunities to read books matched to the student's growing code knowledge
We begin at a basic level of segmenting, blending and manipulating sounds, then systematically move through letter and sound connections and exposure to the various options for spelling the 40+ basic sounds of English.

Becoming A Good Reader
A first step to becoming a good reader is for the student to learn to decode written words accurately and quickly. In order to accomplish this, the student must have or develop:


• strong and automatic phonological processing
• strong and automatic visual (orthographic) processing for letters and words
• (the ability to recognize meaning from what he is reading

Developing Comprehension Skills
The development of meaning is complex and requires the student to have or develop:


• strong language and cognitive processing
• the ability to link mental images to language