The evidence is strongest, with the most research available, for reading-focused tutoring for students in early grades.

Ed Research for Recovery: Accelerating Student Learning With High-Dosage Tutoring

Carly D. Robinson, Matthew A. Kraft, Susanna Loeb - Annenberg Institute at Brown University and Beth E. Schueler - University of Virginia

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High-Impact Tutoring for Reading

Builds phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension skills in K-6 students

Formative assessments determine starting points and individual needs and interests

Lessons are designed to be delivered 1:1 or in small groups, multiple times/week

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Instructional pathways based on current reading research

Foundational Reading

Explicit instruction in phonics and phonological awareness, high-frequency words, reading decodable and authentic texts.

10 modules

15-25 sessions per module

Fiction Reading

Moving students up levels of text complexity by strengthening reading comprehension, fluency, stamina, synthesis, and vocabulary.

3 modules

25 sessions per module

Non-Fiction Reading

Focus on knowledge generation, central ideas, supporting ideas with text evidence, synthesizing across texts, and reading critically.

3 modules

15 sessions per module

Start by identifying needs

Formative assessments identify gaps in phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension, and placement guides ensure that students receive instruction on the right skills in the right sequence.

Provide engaging texts

The reading material includes a combination of decodable texts matched to phonics lessons and engaging authentic texts to help students build comprehension.

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School Staff

In many schools, intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, and teachers provide individualized intervention with this curriculum.


The lessons are highly scaffolded so that even those with limited instructional experience can be trained to successfully tutor.

Littera Virtual Tutors

Littera Virtual Tutors are available to support you! Each receives extensive training before they are eligible to deliver any curriculum.

Follow evidence-based practices for scheduling

Each lesson is 30-45 minutes and is designed to be delivered three to five times per week.

During or attached to the school day

Research shows it's best to schedule during the school day (e.g., during an intervention block) or right before or after school.

Outside of school

For some school and family communities, it makes sense for students to meet tutors virtually outside of school hours.

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Everything you need in one place

All of the program materials are integrated into the Littera Tutoring Management System, simplifying scheduling, tutor delivery, and tutor training.

Since everything happens inside of the Littera TMS, you get the data and reporting to prove your program is achieving the desired results.

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