The PCI Reading Program is a research-based curriculum created
specifically to teach students with developmental disabilities,
autism, and significant learning disabilities how to read. Levels
One and Two teach 280 sight words and "real-world" nouns and verbs
through a comprehensive system of repetition, "hands-on" practice,
controlled-vocabulary reading, and high-interest activities.
Nonreaders become successful readers word by word, reading 42
engaging, full-color books along the way.
Level One is designed as a one-on-one program and takes at
least one full school year to complete. In Level One, students learn
140 of the most basic sight words from the Dolch and Fry lists.
Students progress from reading individual words to 8-12 word
sentences. Level One includes 28 books, ranging in length from 8 to
12 pages. By the end of Level One, nonreaders will have progressed
to approximately a 1.0 reading level.
Level Two is designed as the next step for students who have
completed Level One. It teaches 140 additional sight words and
"real-world" nouns and verbs, advancing students from a 1.0 reading
level to a 2.0-2.5 reading level. While Level Two's focus is still
on teaching words through visual discrimination, it also introduces
students to wrapped text, common inflectional endings, such as -s,
-ing, and -ed, and compound words.
• Scripted Lessons
• 14 Books
• 5 Student Workbooks
• Activity Sheets
• Read-Aloud Pages
• Word Building Lessons CD
• 4 Word Windows
• 40 Word Strips
• 280 Word Cards
• 100 Picture Cards
• 140 Matching Text and Scene Cards
• 2 Game Mats
• Review Stories Book
• Comprehensive Test
• 14 Posttests
• Skill Discovery Lessons Book
• Plastic Card Tray
• Plastic Viewer
• Supplemental Building Reading Skills Binder
• Checklists and Progress Charts
Words Taught in Groups of Ten Level Two uses the same
five-step lesson cycle that students became familiar with in Level
One, but it teaches the words in groups of ten rather than five.
Level Two includes 14 full-color books, one for every ten words
learned. Each book features a different adolescent character in a
typical everyday setting. Books range in length from 12 to 16 pages
and move from one paragraph per page to up to three paragraphs per
New Instructional Components A set of 14 reproducible stories
is provided to help students review the words they learned in Level
One before beginning Level Two. The review stories use all 140 of
the Level One words. In addition, Level Two features a new
instructional step in the Guided Word Practice lessons called Skill
Discovery. The Skill Discovery Lessons Book offers scripted lessons
that teach students how to read wrapped text, interpret end
punctuation marks, identify and read inflectional endings, and
identify and read compound words. Word Strips and specially designed
Word Windows are also included to help students practice reading
Words with inflectional endings and compound words.
What's Next? Along with the 140 new words taught, the new
skills introduced in Level Two will prepare students for Level
Three, which is in development. Level Three will serve as a "bridge"
between reading through visual discrimination and reading through
basic decoding strategies and word attack skills. PCI is also
currently working on a software version of the complete Level One
Reading Program. A software version of Level Two will follow.
• PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 1
• PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 1 - 5 PACK OF TRACE & READ WORKBOOKS
• PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 1- ADDITIONAL PLASTIC TRAY
• PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 1 - ADDITIONAL PLASTIC VIEWER
• PCI READING PROGRAM LEVEL 1 - SET OF 28 BOOKS