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Jeanie Eller

America's Reading Teacher

What is the difference between Action Reading and the other methods used in schools?

Action Reading is an intensive, systematic, direct instruction method of the alphabetic system of English. It includes all 7 principles of the NICHD research and the 5 requirements of the "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND LAW". It has decodable text built into it so that students always have materials to practice reading that only contain the sounds they have learned up to that point.

85% of the schools in America are still using sight reading, whole language (under several different names), imbedded, incidental, or intrinsic phonics, or a combination of the methods called eclectic, which research shows is the least effective way to teach reading.

Reading is a skill you learn once. It is not a subject to be studied for 8 - 10 or 12 years.

Here are some facts about Action Reading which teaches a person to read in one year or less and the methods used in schools.

In One Year (1st Grade)

Sight Word and Whole Language Methods

  • High Frequency Sight Word Lists teach a total of 220 words (in mixed up order)

Action Reading Classroom Version Teaches:

  • 3,097 words in logical order
  • 990 decodable sentences
  • 97 decodable stories
  • 14 plays

FUNdamentals is a condensed version to be used with home students.
FUNdamentals Teaches:

  • 1400 words in logical order
  • 350 decodable sentences
  • 26 decodable stories

Then students have the skills to decipher 156,000 words in English and read any book they choose.

"Anyone can learn to read-anyone." Dr. George O. Cureton

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