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Headsprout® Early Reading
Beginning Reading

As of July 2007 no studies of Headsprout® Early Reading were found that fell within the scope of the Beginning Reading review protocol and met WWC design standards. Therefore, the WWC is unable to draw any research based conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Headsprout® Early Reading to improve outcomes in this area.
Headsprout Early Reading is an online supplemental early literacy curriculum consisting of eighty 20-minute animated episodes. The episodes are designed to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The program adapts to a child’s responses, providing additional instruction and review if a child does not choose the correct answer. Teachers may use stories based on the episodes to reinforce instruction provided in the lessons.

Last Updated: July 2007



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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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