An evidence-based curriculum, AERO focuses on foundational reading skills using interventions that can be delivered effectively by a wide range of tutors or teachers – from classroom teachers to college students – to help elementary students make gains in decoding skills and reading. Regardless of the tutors’ levels of experience, participants find AERO is both easy to use and engaging for students.
AERO is based on the science of reading and is designed to address the shortages of effective resources and experienced staff by training tutors to deliver small-group reading intervention with minimal coaching and preparation time. AERO includes two levels, AERO Foundations and AERO Essentials, and consists of lessons that are designed and sequenced to build reading skills, confidence, and independence. Lessons include:
AERO is the product of more than 10 years of research and development. This evidence-based curriculum concentrates on explicit instruction in letter names and sounds, phonological awareness, phonics, text reading, and fluency. It also includes vocabulary and comprehension support. AERO includes 104 curriculum units made up of hundreds of activities that align with the science of reading core skills and are designed to teach students with varying reading proficiencies. To determine which AERO unit is right for each student, AERO Assessments are administered. These assessments are integrated with the curriculum and guide student placement and progress through lessons.
Schools can take control by running their own campus run tutoring program using the online AERO Reading Curriculum & Training. The AERO Reading Curriculum & Training provides a full program for your school’s teachers, tutors and/or paraprofessionals to deliver a systematic explicit instruction to Tier 1, 2, or 3 students in grades K-5.
During the summer break, AERO programs provide hands-on (or online) tutoring in reading to help children prepare for the upcoming school year. These targeted tutoring programs can be instrumental in helping children develop the skills they need to be successful.