SIPPS

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Literacy builds a foundation for success in school—and life. Help new and struggling readers build the skills and confidence they need to gain reading fluency and comprehension.

SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) offers a systemic approach to decoding to support students from grades K–12 gain reading fluency and comprehension.

For younger students, the program provides the kind of structure and systemic lessons that beginning readers need. For older students and teens, the SIPPS program uses age-appropriate reading materials that help them acquire the skills they must have to read grade-level texts and understand content-level vocabulary.

Incorporating Instructional Best Practices

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Get access to all the new SIPPS digital resources with a trial account on the Learning Hub. Explore SIPPS online resources for 90 days simply by creating a new account. Visit teach.devstu.org to try out the new assessment tools, card deck, and view the SIPPS dashboard that helps you manage students, groups, and card decks.

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Motivating Fluency Libraries

Students cannot become confident readers who love reading without spending time reading actual texts at their reading level that interest them. Once students transition out of decodable texts, SIPPS recommended fluency libraries offer students high-interest texts at just-right levels so they enjoy practicing their hard-earned skills.

Support for the Common Core

SIPPS learning tools meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards. SIPPS instruction invites students to:

  • Engage with books at appropriate levels to build fluency and increase confidence
  • Respond orally and receive immediate strategic feedback
  • Monitor and reflect on their growth across increasingly complex texts
  • Read leveled stories to practice the words and concepts they’ve been taught
  • Read widely and deeply across genres and disciplines

Research shows that teaching children to manipulate phonemes in words is highly effective under a variety of teaching conditions with a variety of learners across a range of grade and age levels and that teaching phonological awareness to children significantly improves their reading more than instruction that lacks any attention to phonological awareness.

National Reading Panel Study

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