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Our evidence-based special education resources are designed to help ALL students reach new
heights in their literacy learning.

The Right Tools to Help ALL Students Soar

ALL students are capable of experiencing learning breakthroughs.
They just need opportunity—and the right tools.

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Newstopia™ combines the power of learning about news and world issues for students receiving special education services in grades 3-12+. Weekly content includes multimedia materials and more!


Engage ALL students in learning phonics and early reading with Readtopia. Developed based on research by Dr. Karen Erickson, Readtopia teaches experiential lessons across multiple themes and subjects.


ReadtopiaGO™ by Building Wings is a comprehensive early literacy curriculum for emergent learners, Pre-K to Grade 2, designed to help get our youngest students on the road to literacy.

Why Special Educators Love Building Wings

Thousands of teachers use our comprehensive special education resources to ensure that students facing the biggest challenges in their learning process can read, write, and communicate.
“There’s other opportunities that have been huge for these students that they may have not gotten in other curriculums.”
Cathy Kostecki, Assistant Superintendent

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Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D.​

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Her focus is on understanding the best ways to assess and teach reading and writing to children with the most severe disabilities. As a special education teacher, Dr. Erickson has worked to support students with a range of disabilities in a variety of classroom settings, particularly students who do not use speech as their primary means of communication.


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