What is a Direct Instruction program?

 

   Horizons Fast Track A-B (SRA) is an accelerated Direct Instruction reading program that is appropriate for children in grade 1 who have letter-name knowledge. It is also appropriate for children in grades 2 and above who are non-readers or have poorly developed decoding skills.  This program teaches all the decoding and basic comprehension skills that are taught in two years withHorizons A and Horizons B. After completing Horizons A-B, children have the skills needed to decode passages like the following one at a reasonable reading rate and with accuracy.