Early Reading Skills Builder - ERSB

A research-based curriculum covering all National Reading Panel components, moving students to a second grade reading level; A natural progression from the ELSB Curriculum

Product Features:
  • Lessons include identifying, blending, and segmenting sounds, decoding words, reading sight words and connected text, and answering comprehension questions
  • Won the 2014 Digital Innovation Learning Award (DILA) from edSurge and Digital Promise for Excellence and Research
  • Reflects multiyear research study at UNCC for teaching students with an intellectual disability or autism
  • Blends curriculum to integrate technology with print materials 
  • Software collects individual student data automatically and will advance the student based on 80% accuracy
  • Includes software and professionally recorded phonemes than can be blended together to serve as a student’s voice

Product Name Item No. Price Qty
Early Reading Skills Builder Curriculum Plus ER-SB20W $595.00
Champion Writer Student Workbook - 10 Pack ERS-WC01W $69.00
  • age_neutral
  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.

  • Research Based
    Research Based

    This product uses highly effective instructional strategies supported by research to promote student learning and progress.



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.

  • ERSB Software and iPad App
  • 1 set of Champion Reader Books (4 total)
  • 1 Champion Writer Book
  • 10 Consumable Champion Writer Books
  • 1 Teacher's Guide
  • 240 Flashcards
  • Dry erase board
  • PDFs on Win/Mac CD
  • 1 GoWorksheet Maker iPad App

ERSB iPad App and ERSB Software are also available separately.

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! 





By Diane Browder, PhD, Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell, PhD, and Leah Wood, PhD.  All books spiralbound, ©2015. Champion Readers Book 1, 100 pages, Book 2, 100 pages, Book 3, 112 pages, Book 4, 112 pages, Champion Writer, 134 pages, Teacher's Guide, 298 pages.   


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 (2), 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

Additional Info

Additional Info

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
ISBN 1-57861-986-6,1-57861-906-8,1-57861-907-6,1-57861-905-X
Format Blended
Copyright 2015

Samples and Support