Curriculet

Our Story
Curriculet’s founder, Jason Singer, created the reading program after seeing his students use and excel at advanced, complex, text-heavy video games, but fail to comprehend a traditional book at their reading level. And an unsettling trend began to emerge that children’s love of reading only decreased as they got older. Singer devised Curriculet to counteract this trend. He created a platform that took the digital learning experience and applied it to books. The program overlaid digital texts with embedded questions, multimedia, annotations, and quizzes to model, teach, and support students in comprehension strategies, including recalling, questioning, visualizing, inferring, and summarizing – mimicking the learning experience in video game tutorials.

The digital reading platform – Curriculet – engages students who are wired to respond to, even require, instant feedback, making normally static print as vibrant as interactive entertainment.


Founded in 2012, Curriculet attracted over 1.2 million teachers to sign up and use the platform for over four years, encouraging their students to read independently and further their love of literature. However due to increased pressure from for-profit investors, Curriculet was forced to close its doors in early 2016.
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The Story Continues

Waterford.org acquired Curriculet in December 2016.

Founded in 1976, Waterford is a nonprofit education partner focusing on literacy and early education. As a nonprofit, Waterford invests its money and efforts to build products and services that have significant impact on student success. Curriculet fits into Waterford’s mission to propel a lifelong desire to read and learn.

Waterford’s award winning early education software – Waterford Early Learning – ensures that PreK-2 students acquire the building blocks of literacy and lifelong learning. Waterford feels that Curriculet is the avenue by which students can independently practice and develop a lifelong passion for learning and reading using the tools they gained up through the third grade.


Waterford expanded and relaunched Curriculet with an innovative and unique External Reader feature that allows students to have the digital learning experience Singer envisioned whether they are using digital text, traditional physical books, or audio books.