Target Reading™


Target Reading™ is a daily review program that reinforces reading, language, and writing skills in just 10 to 15 minutes a day. This program includes a wide variety of question types, writing prompts, and review posters to help each student excel.

Try out the new Target Reading and Writing™

Price: $79.99 per 1-year digital license; $124.99 per bulletin board set

4.86 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

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Target Reading is becoming Target Reading and Writing!

As we update for the latest TEKS, we’re adding in NEW ways to learn about reading AND writing, including

  • an all new sight words activity,
  • expanded language arts section,
  • daily writing prompts and correct this sentence activities,
  • new multimodal content to enhance passages with video, picture, and sound

This new version will automatically update your existing Target Reading DIGITAL edition!

Try out an early preview and let us know what you think!

Target Reading™ is a yearlong, high-interest, teacher-friendly, student-involving tool that teaches reading and language skills as well as elaboration in writing. In just 10 to 15 minutes a day, the program provides scaffolding for improvement in reading fluency, vocabulary development, writing elaboration, sentence construction and usage, handwriting, and the development of critical thinking skills. To make things even simpler, Target Reading™ can be used in conjunction with any reading program, integrating seamlessly into your current teaching experience!

Students work with a single high-interest passage each week, encouraging the rereading for detail that is so necessary for fluency development and recall. This is especially true for reluctant readers!

Daily questions are provided for each week’s passage, allowing students to practice revising, editing, handwriting, and elaboration skills on their student think sheets. For our digital users, we offer the choice of multiple choice and open-ended formats for a given question. Choose the one that’s best for your class. As needs change, you’re able to toggle back to the other format with a simple click. Target Reading™ also includes weekly writing prompts, giving students a chance to practice all of their writing skills in a less guided manner, just like prompt-based exams!

Target Reading™ comes in both digital and bulletin board versions, allowing you to choose the price and structure that best suits your classroom’s needs. Both versions are available for grades 1 through 6, and have been freshly revised for the 2015-2016 school year with increased rigor and new question types!

Target Reading™ Versions


Target Reading™ Digital is sold as a 1-year license ($79.99/year), and includes all of the features of the print version: the same passages, questions, writing prompts, and posters, as well as a new digital-exclusive multiple choice question type! This product has been built from the ground-up with the latest in web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript, enabling you to use it seamlessly on your computer or smartboard. This program works on most modern browsers for both Mac and Windows (IE9+, Chrome 18+, Firefox 11+, Safari 4+). Further, all of the illustrations, diagrams, charts, and examples are resolution-independent, so you’ll always have crystal-clear text even on the newest high-resolution devices. Zoom in as much as you like!

Bulletin Board

The bulletin board version of Target Reading™ is sold with everything you need to use it ($124.99/each), including weekly passages, color-coded daily questions (with vinyl pockets and labeled tabs for easy display), review posters, and master copies of student work sheets. As with all our products, Target Reading™ is printed with pride in the USA. Please note the print version only includes open-ended questions. For a multiple choice option, please consider our digital version.

Free bonus for all versions!

Sometimes students may finish their work quickly. Our Smart Choices™ poster (included free in this program!) is designed to help students learn to use their time wisely when this happens. The front of the poster has a list of several engaging sponge activities for students to choose from, while the back has directions for each.

Samples and Free Trials

GradeBulletin BoardDigital
Grade 1Grade 1 Sample SheetGrade 1 Free Trial
Grade 2Grade 2 Sample SheetGrade 2 Free Trial
Grade 3 Grade 3 Sample SheetGrade 3 Free Trial
Grade 4Grade 4 Sample SheetGrade 4 Free Trial
Grade 5Grade 5 Sample SheetGrade 5 Free Trial
Grade 6Grade 6 Sample SheetGrade 6 Free Trial

Tutorial Video

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7 reviews for Target Reading™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lillie Neely

    I absolutely LOVE Target Reading. It provides me the opportunity to touch on some concepts not formally introduced yet as well as reviewing important concepts throughout the year.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kritstin Williams

    I am so impressed with the Target Reading program I purchased for my 4th-grade class. We are going into the 4th week of school and this is my first year utilizing it, but I can already see a change in my students writing. I am teaching at a tier 4, title 1 school. About 30% of my students passed STAAR last year and I knew they would need some extra practice if they were going to have any hope of improving this year. This program has interesting stories every week that are fun for the students to read. They never get bored with the materials provided. I love the sentence building exercise that they do every day because not only are they learning how to build good, descriptive sentences but they are learning what nouns, verbs, and adjectives are. And this is something they practice EVERY day. The questions of the day are higher level thinking and require the students to refer back to the story for details. I can’t say enough good things about this program. Money well spent and I will be using it for years to come. Thank you for creating this wonderful program! It is something I think every district in Texas should be using.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    6th grade teacher in Texas

    I use digital Target Reading for my 6th grade class. I love the high interest passages and the higher level thinking questions. I also love the option to use open ended questions or multiple choice questions. I feel that this program had a positive impact in improving my students’ test scores.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leslie McCullough

    The comprehension questions build each day. I had students making 30’s before beginning this and students are now making 60’s. Would love if the literature was connected to Renaissance or Epic.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Depp

    This product aligns well to the TEKS. The spiral review gives students ongoing practice.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacy Roach, Garner ISD, 5th grade

    I love the questioning, short answer and multiple choice options. This is just a great review!

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ennis ISD 5th grade teacher

    We have just recently purchased Target Reading and we LOVE it! One testimony to why it works is that it has helped students work through the answers together as a class and reason why the answers are correct/incorrect. Every morning they come in and get their Chromebooks and start working because they are eager to discuss the question and answer choices as a class and talk about what kind of strategies they need to use on the question.

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