The PRIDE Reading Program has announced that Acero Schools, an urban, non-profit charter school network in Chicago, Illinois has implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum.

The Acero Schools in Chicago, Illinois serve a large percentage of ELL students and students who are at-risk of reading failure.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the Acero Schools have implemented the PRIDE Reading Program, structured literacy curriculum to address the specific needs of this student population.  

The PRIDE Reading Program is an evidence-based instructional method that is structured, sequential, multisensory and cumulative. The curriculum explicitly teaches children with dyslexia, auditory processing, and other learning differences how to read, spell, write and comprehend.  PRIDE Reading Program is currently being implemented by school districts across the United States with great success.

Acero Schools are tuition free and serve 7,500 Chicago students and their families with 12 elementary schools and 2 high schools.  With a focus on innovation and sharing best practices, the Acero Schools strive on using proven educational models for personalized learning and differentiated instruction.  

For more information on professional development workshops, Orton-Gillingham teacher trainings, and structured literacy curriculum for school districts, please contact the PRIDE Reading Program at 866-774-3342 ext. 3. 


Karina Richland, M.A., is the author of the PRIDE Reading Program, a multisensory Orton-Gillingham reading, writing and comprehension curriculum that is available worldwide for parents, tutors, teachers and homeschoolers of struggling readers. Karina has an extensive background in working with students of all ages and various learning modalities. She has spent many years researching learning differences and differentiated teaching practices. You can reach her by email at info@pridereadingprogram.com or visit the website at www.pridereadingprogram.com

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