Read. Lead. Succeed.

A complete, affordable FREE, student-tested language arts curriculum for grades 6-12 proven to dramatically increase SAT scores.

Who is Doc Steele?

Having begun his teaching career in 1977, Doc Steele has thoughtfully developed and refined an approach to reading and writing that has helped AP students secure full ride scholarships and would-be criminals discover opportunities for a better life.

Dr. Richard Steele

We called him “The G.O.A.T.” — “The Greatest Of All Teachers!”

– Former Students from a Middle School in Texas

What You’ll Get

A language-arts curriculum that has stood the test of time, helping students of every background fall in love with learning.

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Student Tested

Continuously developed and utilized since 1977 in public schools, private schools, home schools and even juvenile delinquency facilities.

Extremely Affordable

Ready to download PDFs (including original and annotated classic novels) for free.

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Proven to Work

Shown to boost standardized testing scores and dramatically  increase SAT scores.

Why It Works

Demanding, yet approachable lessons respect students’ inherent abilities and inspire a love for reading.

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Vocabulary (in Context)

Real acquisition and mastery of an extensive vocabulary, so crucial for the verbal half of the SAT exam and future success in college, comes through repeated exposure to challenging words in context.

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Reading (with Passion)

No language arts curriculum is valid if students aren’t afforded at least half an hour of quiet, sustained reading time every day. Daily opportunities for noses in books is the key to falling in love with literature and learning overall.

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Writing (with Purpose)

Multiple opportunities to write for a reason help students hone this critical skill which, like learning to play an instrument, can only be acquired through extensive, lengthy, concentrated, solo, and daily practice.

View a Sample Lesson

Select a grade to view a sample lesson PDF
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Sixth Grade
Stylish Middle School Students
Seventh Grade
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Eighth Grade
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Ninth Grade
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Tenth Grade
Portrait Of High School Students Outside College Buildings
Eleventh Grade
High School Students Using Laptops And Digital Tablets Working With Female Teacher At Desk
Twelfth Grade

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In May 2022, to better support parents in the mass migration to homeschooling, Doc Steele made the decision to offer his entire curriculum for a free will donation.

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Students and colleagues alike praise the tried and true philosophy of Doc Steele

“Dr. Steele was my Seventh Grade Reading teacher, a mentor and a true inspiration to me. His patience and knowledge are only surpassed by his kindness, strength of character, and love for God. He loves to read, write, and learn, and always strives to make the quest for knowledge an exciting adventure for his students.”

T. Rivera

Former Student
“Our student state test scores were a testimony for Doc Steele’s reading philosophy. Almost all of the students had significant gains on the Texas State TAKS reading test from the previous year. For example, the average for my Seventh Grade students increased approximately 30 percentage points from their previous Sixth Grade results…”
(Read the Full Recommendation Letter)

Andrew Smith

English Teacher, McAllen, TX

“Dr. Steele taught me so much more than English. He taught me dignity, discipline and, most importantly, that I could achieve more than I thought capable. And for that, I thank him.”

J.T. Lara

Former Student