Build Early Reading Skills with Explicit Instruction

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What is Sound Partners?

Sound Partners is a research-based tutoring program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills. Sound Partners benefits students in grades K–2 who are learning to read and provides intervention for students in grades 2–3.

  • Direct, one-on-one instruction
  • Scaffolded instruction
  • Student Lesson Book
  • Tutor Handbook
  • Detailed Implementation Manual 

Whether You Need Supplemental Instruction in K–1 or Effective Intervention in Grades 2–3, Sound Partners:


Includes application of word-reading skills through storybook reading practice


Provides kindergarten instruction in phonological skills and initial sound identification


Improves phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling skills


Provides scaffolded practice in phoneme segmenting


Uses lessons specifically designed for tutors, paraprofessionals, and assistants

Evidence Based

Sound Partners receives the ESSA “strong” rating, which is the highest rating
indicating solid outcomes, based in part on the articles below.

Improve early reading skills in your school or district