Explicit phonemic awareness and phonics instruction come together in our new K-2 foundational skills curriculum!

The journey to reading begins with phonemic awareness.

What is Phonemic Awareness?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes, and it’s one of the best early predictors for reading success.


of 4th graders and 69% of 8th graders are reading below a proficient level, according to 2022 NAEP scores.

National Association of Educational Progress Reading Assessment, 2022


of elementary students are capable of learning to read when they receive sufficient instruction on foundational reading skills.

"Narrowing the Third Grade Reading Gap" EAB Report, 2019


of teachers surveyed said Heggerty meets or exceeds expectations when it comes to having a positive impact on learning outcomes.

Strategex survey of 676 Heggerty customers, 2020

Heggerty is the most structured and systematic curriculum that I’ve seen. Everyone is really excited about it. It’s fun to watch. The kids like it too.

Heather Zuerblis,
District of Columbia Public Schools
Washington, D.C.

It's one of the most worthwhile purchases the district has ever made. Everyone is happy with it -- it's 100%! We've done a lot of site tours to see how the implementation is going, and good anecdotal stories just keep coming from the instructors. I honestly haven't heard anything negative.

Tammy Halfacre,
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

When you look for programs out there, there are hundreds of phonics programs but very few phonemic awareness programs that take students from the simplest to advanced forms. Heggerty has come out with a comprehensive and systematic way to do that. It follows an excellent scope and sequence. It develops all of the skills they need to know. No one does it as systematically as Heggerty.

Russell Washington,
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

The Heggerty curriculum is consistent, repetitive, and presents the same skill in different ways. I've taken kids who were non-readers and after three to four months with the Heggerty program, they hear sounds and words and they segment and blend words which makes them better readers. It's the intermediary step between non-readers and readers.

Ashlie Kunkel,
Knox County School District
Tennessee, USA

The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program is brilliant. It requires very little preparation and the lessons are engaging, quick, fun, and effective. The results speak for themselves, with a majority of students showing improved outcomes in both reading and writing.

Anna Burgess,
Queensland, Australia

Dr. Heggerty's program is easy to implement and requires very little preparation. We have used this program for one year and have seen fabulous gains in our students’ ability to attempt unfamiliar words in their writing.

Karen H,
Wellers Hill State School
Queensland, Australia

I purchased ALL the flash cards and love them! P.S. I love the updated Kinder "Blue Book!" My students are doing great...even virtual! That says a lot!

Lorraine Yaeger
Kindergarten Teacher
Clark County School District

Comprehensive, yet succinctly organized, logically arranged, and richly resourced. The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum is the best research-based program for foundational literacy I have ever seen. Its value for hard-of-hearing & students struggling with central auditory processing issue is clearly applicable.

Judy Nelson, Hearing Support Teacher,
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

This curriculum has had a powerfully positive effect on student achievement in eastern Montana schools. Student early literacy assessment scores have improved greatly in the schools that have begun using this curriculum over the past 2-3 years.

Pam Pettigrew,
RTL Support Specialist
Glendive, Montana

This is the best program I have EVER used! A few minutes a day and the results are mind blowing!

Tanya Jo,
Facebook Review

Strong phonemic awareness is crucial to reading success! Heggerty lessons are quick, fun, and multisensory!

Michelle Smith Miller,
Facebook Review

I use this curriculum in my classroom almost every single day! It is incredible and it is the ONLY thing that makes sense about teaching reading! I am literally obsessed.

Vanessa Marie,
Facebook Review

Our kindergarten and first grade used it last year and now it is being used in second grade! It has made a huge difference!!

Meg Gaddis Racanelli,
Facebook Review

We use your methods daily. The kids skills are improving, and we couldn't be more excited for them! Thank you for providing such an amazing program that is really worth the time and effort.

Annette Thueme
Reading Intervention Specialist
LakeVille Community School District
🗓️ Mark your calendars & join us for our next Heggerty webinar, "Decodable Texts and Leveled Readers: What Are They and How Can We Use Them?" 

⭐ Join Heggerty’s Marjorie Bottari, Director of Professional Development, and Literacy Specialist Erica Suarez to learn more about what decodable texts and leveled readers are, their purpose in different instructional settings, and how we can make informed instructional decisions using the resources we have. In this webinar, you will learn:

+ The difference between decodable texts and leveled readers
+ The purpose of decodable texts vs. leveled readers
+ The importance of utilizing resources within our classroom to best meet the needs of all learners

🔗 Link in bio to register, or visit:

🗒️ This live event will be recorded. Please register for the live event to receive the on-demand version, when available.
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🎬 Behind the Scenes: We are excited to share another “behind the scenes” clip of content you will find in our new Bridge to Reading Foundational Skills Curriculum! 

⭐️ Under the direction of speech and language pathologist Deb Santefort, we recorded each child saying all 44 phonemes, or sounds, of the English language. 

These photos and videos will be used throughout the new curriculum to help students visualize the shape our mouths to articulate each phoneme.

🔗 Learn More about Bridge to Reading & download a free sample at
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"I often reflect on my time as a classroom teacher and wish so desperately that I had known more about what dyslexia truly is and what signs to be on the lookout for because early intervention is KEY for dyslexic individuals." - Lori Jurjovec, Heggerty Literacy Specialist 

✏️ In this blog post, Lori defines dyslexia, unpacks common misconceptions and spotlights common warning signs. Want to read more? Visit to read the full blog post!
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Happy Holidays from the Heggerty team!

Our team is taking a break for the holidays this week, but we’ll be returning refreshed and ready to kick off the new year on January 3rd. We hope that you’re also getting some much needed rest and time with loved ones.

Thank you for helping us in our mission to improve literacy for all children.

We wish you a happy, healthy, and restful holiday season.

Happy Holidays,
The Heggerty Team
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🎬 Behind the Scenes: Last week, a few of our youngest Heggerty team members joined us to record photos and videos to be used as part of the new Bridge to Reading Foundational Skills Curriculum!

⭐ Under the direction of speech and language pathologist Deb Santefort, we recorded each child saying all 44 phonemes, or sounds, of the English language. These photos and videos will be used throughout the new curriculum to help students visualize the shape our mouths make to articulate each phoneme.

🔗 To learn more about Bridge to Reading, download a sample lesson using the link in our bio now.
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🎥 Skill Tutorial Video: Deleting (Initial) Phonemes; “We can delete a syllable or sound from a word and say what is left.” 

Students will hear and repeat a word. Students will then be asked to delete the initial sound, and say what is left. 

Watch Mrs. VanHekken as she demonstrates how to teach this skill with the deleting hand motion. 

🙌 Hand Motion: The teacher holds out both hands with open palms. The right hand represents the initial phoneme and the left hand represents the final phoneme. Remove the right hand to delete the initial phoneme and show the remaining phoneme with the left hand.

⭐ Skill Progression in the Primary Curriculum: 
Week 1-2: Deleting syllables from spoken words
Weeks 3-15, 25-26: Deleting initial phoneme from spoken words
Weeks 16-19, 27-28: Deleting final phoneme from spoken words
Weeks 20-24, 29-30: Deleting phonemes within a word

✔️ Download sample lessons & watch more lesson videos on our website:
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⭐ The best part of our day is seeing a glimpse inside your classrooms during #heggertytime! This week we are highlighting a 2nd-grade classroom from Fox Valley Elementary school in Michigan!

"2nd graders starting their morning with phonemic awareness using a program called Heggerty and then they get into some phonics with a cool activity called “Say It, Pop It, Write It, Read It”. These kids are doing great! We love the program and so do the kids!"

📸 We can't wait to spot more #heggertytime, be sure to tag us & use our hashtag in your Heggerty time photos!

⬇️ Are you implementing Heggerty this school year? Comment below with the week just wrapped up!
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🗓️ Mark your calendars & join us for our next Heggerty webinar, "The First Steps to Science of Reading: A Closer Look at Foundational Skills"

⭐ Phonological Awareness, decoding & sight recognition are essentials of reading instruction, join Heggerty Literacy Specialist, Lauren Walsh, for a discussion on what foundational skills are & how you can bring these skills to your classroom in a FUN and engaging way!

In this webinar, Lauren will:
✔️ Define each of the skills in the word recognition strand of Scarborough’s Reading Rope
✔️ Unpack why they are important
✔️ & Explore ideas on how to help your students grow in phonological awareness, decoding, and sight recognition!

🔗 Link in Bio to register NOW, or visit:

* This live event will be recorded. Please register for the live event to receive the on-demand version, when available.
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Latest Case Study

Lisa Cook from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center

December 15th 2020 • Interviews & Case Studies • By Alisa VanHekken

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