Build Strong Early Literacy Skills with Smarty Ants

An exciting new kindergarten literacy initiative from and Achieve3000.

Give your early learner the right start on the road to reading success with Smarty Ants! As part of the special partnership between and Achieve3000, all parents of three, four, five, and six-year-old children can create an account to receive a free subscription to Smarty Ants*.

Smarty Ants is an effective, research-based, foundational literacy program designed just for young learners. By having your child practice with Smarty Ants this year, you can ensure that they're prepared to start kindergarten!

Once your free subscription has been activated, your child will have access to Smarty Ants now until . As a parent or guardian, you will also have access to the Smarty Ants Parent Dashboard so you can monitor and support your child's progress throughout the year. Use the form below to register your child for FREE access to Smarty Ants. If you wish to create accounts for multiple children in your home, fill in the form, click the Add Another Student button and add the information for the second child. You can create up to four child accounts. When finished adding the information for all children in your home, click the Create All Accounts button.

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Making Reading Fun

Smarty Ants is designed to build reading skills and accelerate learning in an engaging, interactive online learning environment. Students learn through fun, animated, game-like activities. They even have their own personal ant “coach” to guide and instruct them while providing kind and motivating feedback along the way. Show them this video to help them get started!


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From Emergent to Independent Reader

With Smarty Ants, students learn more than surface-level phonemic awareness and phonics. They dive deep and master foundational reading skills through Smarty Ants' complete scope and sequence. From letter identification and the alphabetic principle to structural analysis and comprehension skills, Smarty Ants transforms emergent readers into independent readers.


The Perfect Mix for Early Learners

Smarty Ants combines foundational skills instruction, independent practice, and embedded assessment in a single program with robust teacher supports. Students master complex phonics skills as they learn to decode and encode phonemes and words and eventually read stories. Through skill-building games and activities, students learn approximately 1,500 vocabulary words plus essential sight words.


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