ERSB Curriculum Plus has 26 progressive levels with five structured lessons each. Lessons follow an eight-step activity sequence, which includes identifying, blending, and segmenting sounds; decoding words; reading sight words and connected text; and answering comprehension questions. In addition, students use a writing journal to reflect on what they learned in the level. Students progress at their own pace, moving to the next level when they show mastery for three consecutive lessons.
ERSB Curriculum Plus includes everything you need to teach a multiyear literacy program:
- 1 software device license for any platform (Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android)
- 1-year subscription for web-based software
- 1 Teacher's Guide
- 2 sets of 4 Champion Reader Books (8 books total)
- 10 Consumable Champion Writer Journals
- 1 Champion Writer Journal
- 1 Dry-erase board
- 200 Flashcards
- Downloadable digital resources
- Samples of communication overlays
- The entire page set of workbook pages as accessible GoWorksheets (iPad only)
The GoWorksheets can be used with the free GoWorksheet app or the full GoWorksheet Plus app available on the App Store.
ERSB's development and research were supported by an SBIR grant, shared between Attainment Company and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The first study focused on learning phonics with an AAC device. The second study used a randomized control protocol. The ERSB group had a significant interaction effect for letter-sound correspondence, decoding, and total scores. Find out more on the Samples and Support tab under the Research label.
Supporting Research Article:
Ahlgrim-Delzell, L., Browder, D. M., & Wood, L., (2014). Effects of systematic instruction and an augmentative communication device on phonics skills acquisition for students with moderate intellectual disability who are nonverbal. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 49 (4), 517–532.
Randomized Control Trial Research:
Ahlgrim-Delzell, L., Browder, D. M., Wood, L., Stanger, C., Preston, A., & Kemp-Inman, A (2014). Systematic instruction of phonics skills using an iPad for students who are AAC users. Journal of Special Education, 50 (2), 86–97.
Stanger, C., Mims, P., Wood, L., & Ahlgrim-Delzell, L., (2016). Supporting Literacy Achievements for Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism through Curricular Programs that Incorporate Assistive Technology. Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, 10 (1).
Related Research Articles:Early Reading Skills Builder Curriculum: Research Summary of Three Iterative Research Protocols
|Subject||English Language Arts, Literacy|
|Age Group||Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition, Older Adult|
|Author||Diane Browder, PhD; Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell, PhD; and Leah Wood, PhD|
|Number of Pages||Champion Readers Book 1: 100 pgs, Book 2: 100 pgs, Book 3: 112 pgs, Book 4: 112 pgs; Champion Writer: 134 pgs; Teacher's Guide: 298 pgs|