We are thrilled to announce that we are currently taking pre-orders for our newest phonics program, Read Naturally GATE+!

GATE+ is a new-and-improved version of our popular GATE program, featuring new Science-of-Reading-aligned activities and digital downloads including a PowerPoint slideshow for each lesson. This program builds essential phonemic awareness and phonics skills while also developing fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Aligned with the Science of Reading, our motivating GATE+ program is an ideal way to teach phonics easily and effectively. It provides explicit, systematic phonics instruction that is scripted and easy to teach. GATE+ includes engaging activities for phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, high-frequency words, and more. It is designed to teach phonics to small groups of students or an entire classroom.

Like our legacy GATE program, GATE+ includes a one-of-a-kind flipbook, which features student lessons on one side and a detailed teacher's script on the other. To present the lessons, teachers read from the script and call on the students to respond as prompted. This format makes GATE+ a breeze to teach!  The script uses student-friendly language and was written by reading teachers and phonics experts. It can be used with minimal training by reading interventionists, classroom teachers, para-educators, or even volunteers.

New in GATE+, an optional PowerPoint slideshow for each lesson makes it easy to customize the program for large or small groups. GATE+ also includes new activities for phonemic awareness and decoding, including new sound boxes and decodable sentences for every lesson. New progress checks in GATE+ also help measure student growth and determine how to differentiate instruction.

There are three levels of GATE+, each focusing on essential phonics skills:

  • 0.8, Short Vowel Sounds
  • 1.3, Long Vowel Sounds
  • 1.8, Words with Blends, Digraphs, and Inflected Endings

Each level of GATE+ includes...

  • The lesson flipbook teaching 24 phonics lessons, each focusing on a different sound or phonics pattern.
  • A PowerPoint slideshow for each lesson.
  • Printable student booklets with activities for each lesson.
  • Record sheets, progress checks, and assessments for tracking progress.
  • Crossword puzzles and additional activities.
  • A teacher's manual.
  • And more!

Scientific evidence on how students learn to read is at the heart of every GATE+ activity. The detailed teacher script with easy-to-follow instructional routines makes it easy for anyone to deliver highly effective phonics instruction. If you're looking for the ideal way to teach phonics to groups of beginning readers, look no further than GATE+! Pre-order this highly effective phonics program now, and set your students up for a school year of success.

You can pre-order GATE+, which will ship this fall, or if you need phonics materials sooner, you can order the legacy version of GATE, which is shipping now. Current GATE customers can upgrade to GATE+ for a discount through the end of the year. Call us at 651-452-4085 to upgrade.