The Wilson Reading System® follows a 10-Part lesson plan that moves at a quick pace with constant interaction between teacher and student. A full lesson requires 90 minutes to complete. 

The lesson plan is divided into 3 Blocks with constant interaction between teacher and student.

  • Block 1: Parts 1-5 emphasize word study.
  • Block 2: Parts 6-8 emphasize spelling.
  • Block 3: Parts 9-10 emphasize fluency and comprehension.

In order to optimize student learning and attainment of skills, the following schedule is recommended.

One-on-One Instruction

When working one-on-one, enough time should be allocated so that at least two full lessons lasting 90 minutes are completed each week. Depending on the frequency and intensity of delivery, it can take up to 2-3 years to complete the entire 12 Step curriculum.

  • 2-5 sessions per week
  • 60-90 minutes per session

Small-Group Instruction

For small-group instruction, students should be pre-tested and grouped homogeneously based on similar word attack and spelling measures. The recommended group size is 3‐6 students. 

  • If 3 classes per week
    • 90 minutes per class
  • If 5 classes per week
    • 45-90 minutes

Wilson Language Training® recommends that instruction occurs five days a week with a certified Wilson instructor. If classes are scheduled for 45-60 minutes, two sessions will be required in order to complete a full three-block lesson.