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This Research Foundation paper explains how iRead, a new digital reading program, draws on the best research in early literacy instruction to give students in Grades K - 2 the foundation they need to become successful readers and learners. It also describes how iRead matches the best available research related to personalized learning, multi-sensory instruction using multimedia technology, and formative assessment and progress monitoring, as well as how iRead supports positive student behavior and encourages family engagement. In sum, this paper shows how iRead takes advantage of technology to support teachers in providing the best possible instruction for beginning readers of all abilities.