National Right To Read Blog

Working Together!!

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For more than 20 years the National Right to Read Foundation has been a clearinghouse for products that we believe are available for schools, whether home, private or public that include the essential components of reading instruction.  Some of the programs we list include much more than just the “phonics” component too.  Grammar, spelling, handwriting, Read more…

Sing, Spell, Read and Write – Pearson Publishing

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In case your state is interested in a program that is correlated with Common Core, here is what Pearson Publishing has prepared. http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PSZu68&PMDBSOLUTIONID=6724&PMDBSITEID=2781&PMDBCATEGORYID=3289&PMDBSUBSOLUTIONID=&PMDBSUBJECTAREAID=&PMDBSUBCATEGORYID=28139&PMDbProgramId=1156&elementType=correlations

Put Reading First

NIFL Big Five   This booklet was published by the National Institute for Literacy.  It provides an excellent overview of the “Big Five” essential components of reading instruction.  You could use this as a way to open the door for discussion with your child’s teacher if your child is struggling with learning to read.   Read more…

The University of Phoenix Requests A Link to The National Right to Read Foundation

The National Right To Read Foundation received the request below from the University of Phoenix http://www.phoenix.edu/content/altcloud/en/colleges_divisions/education.html and we have accepted with enthusiasm.  The more Colleges and Universities that include information on “evidence based research” practices in reading instruction the better.  We are excited to see teacher training institutions using online training programs to prepare teachers for Read more…

South Carolina Settles 20 Year Old Equity School Funding Lawsuit

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This court decision http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/12/3807370_breaking-sc-supreme-court-finds.html?sp=/99/132/&rh=1 won’t automatically result in a dramatic improvement in the quality of schooling in rural schools in South Carolina, however, it once again calls attention to what has been labeled as The Corridor of Shame.   A documentary was produced in 2005 that provided background information about the plight of poor children and underfunded Read more…

Guest Commentary – Sing, Spell, Read and Write

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INTRODUCTION The National Right to Read Foundation (NRRF) welcomes commentary about successful, evidence based reading programs. Please submit them for consideration for future publication on the NRRF website. In 1983 I visited Sue when she was teaching first grade at an elementary school in Mahwah, NJ. The experience is as vivid in my memory now Read more…

South Carolina Doubles Down

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Just when national progress is finally being made in implementing “evidence based reading instruction”   http://interdys.org the State of South Carolina doubles down on failed practices of the past to teach reading. In 2014 new legislation in South Carolina was passed titled “Read to Succeed.”  The objective was to lift schools out of the abyss of Read more…

Professional Development in Reading – On the March!

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International Dyslexia Association Accredits Eight Universities for Meeting Teacher Preparation Standards in Reading Teachers who are Better Prepared Lessen the Impact of Reading Difficulties BALTIMORE, May 14, 2014 – The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) announced today that eight university programs in the U.S. have received accreditation from IDA for having met the standards outlined in the Read more…