STAIR-Annapolis uses a proven, educator-approved curriculum that focuses on the essential components of reading instruction as outlined by the National Reading Panel (2000) and supports our philosophy of providing a structured, goal-driven approach to literacy development.

Our curriculum gives struggling second-grade readers the opportunity to build skills and confidence in:

  • Phonemic awareness: breaking down spoken words into smaller sounds, called phonemes
  • Phonics: combining different letter sounds to form words or parts of words
  • Fluency: recognizing words quickly and reading with greater speed and accuracy
  • Vocabulary: learning new words to improve fluency
  • Comprehension: understanding material after it's read

The proof of the STAIR-Annapolis model of reading instruction is in our results: We begin each year with just 9-10% of our students reading at grade level.

By STAIR Graduation Day, nearly 70% of our students are reading at or above grade level!*

*based on Anne Arundel County Public Schools reading assessments

You can download a copy of our Curriculum Guide here.

You can also visit the following links for even more literacy support resources:

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