Step 2: LEARN

When problems are identified, our Skill Builder software turns problem readers into capable readers.


Our Skill Builder interventions are designed to make readers fast and accurate at identifying letters, letter sounds, and words.

Most children who have difficulties in reading are slow and/or inaccurate at the rapid identification of letter names, letter sounds, and words themselves. When these skills become automatic, comprehension improves, and reading is much easier and more fluent.

Our intervention software does not use phonics-based procedures and has proven to be effective with children who have not made good progress with a focus on phonics. Read more about why.

Our Skill Builder Designer Module allows you to create fluency or spelling exercises for your student or students with custom word lists to meet specific needs. For example, school districts often have word lists that every child of a particular grade should be able to recognize in written form and spell; older students might have vocabulary lists related to studies in biology, physics, or geography. Our software can be customized for these scenarios—and others.

  • Letter recognition.
  • Word families (rhyming sets suitable for kindergarten and grade one).
  • Word for students in grades one to eight. 
  • Words for specific areas of academic study, such as social studies, history, literature, biology, chemistry, or mathematics.
  • And we have many more sets in development!

The Skill Builder Designer Module

Customize a reading program that’s right for your reader or student.

Our Skill Builder Designer Module allows you to add your own content for custom education. You can easily develop a Skill Builder that is suited to your reader’s needs. Materials developed with our Skill Builder Designer Module can be saved for personal use, shared within a unit (classroom, school), or saved into our Skill Builder Library for use by anyone using the Reading Success Lab software.

Examples of content used to custom develop Skill Builder:

  • Materials requested by a teacher or tutor.
  • Material drawn from graded reading texts. 
  • Grade-level vocabulary lists drawn from statewide curriculum standards.
  • Beginning and end-of-year reading lists based on local curriculum.
  • Foreign language content.
  • Spelling lists.
  • Vocabulary lists for statewide testing programs or for ACT or SAT preparation.
  • Vocabulary lists based on specific licensure exams.
  • Vocabulary found in assigned reading books.

Step 1: EVALUATE | Step 2: LEARN | Step 3: MONITOR