Wilson Reading

  • The Wilson Reading System (WRS) is a "comprehensive intensive program for students in grades 2 or higher, including adults, with significant reading and writing challenges. The program is based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles. WRS is appropriate for students with significant difficulty in word-level decoding, automatic word recognition and fluency, and spelling, including students with dyslexia who require an intensive remedial program."



  • The Wilson Reading System has 12 steps, each containing specific and scaffolded instruction to develop students':

    • Understanding of the alphabetic principle
    • Phonemic awareness (segmentation and manipulation) skills
    • Sound automaticity and blending skills
    • Understanding of total word structure (syllable patterns, morphology, and rules of orthography)
    • Automatic reading and spelling of high frequency words, including irregular words
    • Fluency with connected text
    • Vocabulary
    • Oral expressive language development
    • Comprehension skills


  • You can view this Phonics PowerPoint for more information on phonics instruction.

    Phonics PowerPoint