Merlinda Elementary School

SIPPS Reading Initiative

SIPPS (K-4) Reading Initiative

The SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program is a systematic decoding curriculum that helps developing and struggling readers develop word-recognition skills and reading fluency quickly. Each SIPPS level corresponds to one level in a developmental progression: simple alphabetic, spelling pattern, and polysyllabic/morphemic phases. Students are placed in the program according to need and move through it as quickly as they are able.