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.
- 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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