Reading Go! is an elementary literacy intervention for striving readers. The program brings together some of the best instructional practices from the field of reading science into a highly engaging, multimodal session that provides students with explicit and systematic instruction to support their foundational reading skills. Every Reading Go! session provides a student with the opportunity to work on their skills related to all 5 of the essential components of literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Reading Go! sessions are led by pre-service teachers. Tutors are able to build their skills, knowledge, and motivation as reading tutors through the Reading Go! asynchronous training and ongoing professional learning opportunities.
Reading Go! (originally named Reading Rescue®) was developed in 1993 by Dr. Nora Lee Hoover, a professor of Language and Literacy at the University of Florida.
Dr. Nora Hoover
Dr. Katie Pace Miles
Dr. Nora Hoover believed deeply in using a strength-based approach to literacy instruction. She designed Reading Go! to build on a student’s and instructor’s strengths. Dr. Hoover retired in 2017, and her legacy of providing high quality instruction to students lives on. Dr. Katharine Pace Miles, professor of Early Literacy at Brooklyn College at the City University of New York, is the academic advisor for Reading Go!. Dr. Miles continues to update the program using the latest research from the field of reading science.
Reading Go! programing is brought to students by The Benedict Silverman Foundation (BSF) through partnerships with colleges and universities. If you are interested in partnering with BSF, visit their website for more information.