National Right To Read Foundation

Children Reading

Shine a Light

Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.

– KATE DICAMILLO, The Tale of Despereaux
The Truth About Reading


The MYTHS say reading is confusing…the TRUTH is reading is LOGICAL

The MYTHS say reading is difficult…the TRUTH is reading is ATTAINABLE

The MYTHS say reading can only be taught well by experts…the TRUTH is ANYONE CAN TEACH READING

The MYTHS say reading is not accessible to those with special needs…the TRUTH is ANYONE CAN LEARN TO READ

Logical Light Bulb

We’re changing what people think about reading. Learning to read is not complicated, it is logical. With the right information, using time-tested and research-validated instruction, you can unlock the door to reading for ALL students. Find out more HERE.


Knowing how to teach students to read may not seem easy, but we’re making it easy here. Research based methods and curricula are the most effective resources for helping students learn to read. Find out how to choose a program to meet your student’s needs HERE.


Help end illiteracy, and be part of the solution that gets all kids reading by third grade. You can make a difference. Get started NOW.

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NRRF reviews and recommends reading resources that follow the principles of the Report of the National Reading Panel and the What Works Clearinghouse. Our staff answers questions by email or phone on how parents whose children are struggling readers can be taught to read proficiently.

Our primary mission is to PREVENT reading failure by following the findings of a half century of reading science research. Teaching ALL children to read proficiently can be done in grades K – 2 if the sound/symbol system of English spelling is taught properly. NRRF opposes all reading programs that encourage students to “guess” at words.

NRRF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts are tax deductible.

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