Research-Based Design

Like many learned skills, reading is a multifaceted process that develops through practice. Consider that the average middle school student reads an estimated 1 to 10 million words per year, while the struggling student may only read 100,000 (Nagy & Anderson, 1984). Reducing this barrier involves making text more accessible while providing opportunities to practice with material that is engaging and age-appropriate.

How does BrightFish Reading Help?

BrightFish Reading is a structured, research-based program for grades 2-10 that enables struggling learners to read engaging, on-level text while motivating them to practice and improve. The instructional methodology is described in the BrightFish Reading Research Foundations (PDF).


Below are the key components of the BrightFish Reading scaffolded instructional design: