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Phonics Games and Youtube Video’s

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There are more and more tools that teachers can use to teach the alphabetic principle.  If children are introduced to the sounds of the letters FIRST, even before they are in school, they will have a head start in learning to read.

Food for Thought – Literacy – What Does it Really Mean?

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Too often “literacy” is used as a catch-all word without any understanding of its true historical meaning. Today there are many “literacies.”  To illustrate the changing meaning of “literacy” consider that the “International Reading Association” recently changed its name to “The International Literacy Association. Thus expanding the “meaning of “literacy” to include those “literacies” listed Read more…


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TESTIMONIALS AND GOOD NEWS STORIES FROM APPROVED NRRF READING PROGRAMS  LOGIC OF ENGLISH – See LOE in Schools Video’s SUPER KIDS READING – See Training Video’s READING HORIZONS – See Success Stories Video’s WILSON LEARNING SYSTEMS – See – Stories and News (Print only) PROJECT READ – See the Primary Phonics Read more…

NEW!!! Downloadable List of NRRF Approved Products, AND Professional Development Opportunities

Since NRRF was founded in 1993, we have offered, at no cost, a list of reading instructional materials that can be used for teaching any child, or adult to read proficiently.  It is our belief that a “rising tide lifts all boats,” and thus we offer our best judgement on the products we list here. Read more…

A Century of Miseducation of America’s Teachers

Editors Note:  I wrote this article 20 years ago.  I re-read it recently, and it is astounding so little has changed. Illiteracy, especially in our inner cities, remains unacceptably high.  According to the Annie Casey Foundation Kids Count Report, 84% of African American 4th grade students cannot read proficiently.  Hispanic 4th graders don’t fare much Read more…

Criteria for Evaluating Commercial Reading Programs – 2016

The National Right to Read Foundation Criteria for evaluating K – 3 Reading Programs NRRF endorses reading programs that are consistent with the findings of the 2016 Practice Guide of the United States Department of Education (USDOE), What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), and the Report of the National Reading Panel (NRP). The NRP five components of Read more…

Winning Reading Boost

This wonderful video describes the Winning Reading Boost program, it’s amazing success so far, how it works, the research behind it, and what teachers and administrators think of it. This video is a powerful tool to get your team on board with making a change. Watch and share! From the University of Florida College of Education

Phonics Talk: Volume 74 – Common Roadblocks to Reading

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PHONICS TALK: The Dorbooks Newsletter Volume 74 ~ January 2016 by Dolores G. Hiskes COMMON ROADBLOCKS TO READING Sometimes even when phonics is taught students experience difficulty in learning how to read. Why? Isn’t it sufficient just to teach phonics skills in order for students to become fluent readers? Not necessarily so . . . Read more…

Another great thread from IFERI: The myth of the multiple cueing systems

Despite overwhelming and conclusive evidence to the contrary, the use of “multiple cueing systems” in reading persists. Susan Godsland, from the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction has assembled a collection of articles which collectively show dangers of the persistence of this myth.