Teaching disadvantaged kids to read
We deliver an innovative and effective reading intervention Program called ‘Everyone Can Read’. Our Program assists children with low-literacy skills achieve the same educational and social outcomes as their peers.
This amazing Program saw participants’ average reading age grow by more than one year in just one semester of tuition.
Everyone Can Read
Everyone Can Read is an academically recognised, phonics-based reading intervention Program. It has longstanding success in more than 100 schools across the United Kingdom and is a valued and welcomed addition to existing educational resources in our centres in Australia.
Our Program targets primary school students whose reading ages are 2+ years below their chronological age. Positions are open to all* qualifying students, including English as a Second Language/ Dialect (EAL/D) students. To achieve optimal learning outcomes, we work closely with Principals and classroom teachers to identify students most in need.
Over a period of one semester, students receive explicit, synthetic phonics tuition. Additionally, 400 sight words are taught in context. The Program is highly motivating. With its fun and fast-paced variation of exercises, students experience swift and frequent success, boosting their confidence and nurturing self-esteem. We also have weekly rewards for attendance and participation!
Typically, lessons commence with Sound Board drills followed by reinforcement activities to assist with practical application of new skills. However, small learning groups enable instructors to tailor the course to individual needs when required.
We establish student baselines and evaluate outcomes with a series of standardised tests and curriculum-based measures pre and post-intake. Prior to intervention, previous participants’ improvements in literacy skills were well behind the trends of their peers, and in many cases, had ceased entirely.
Following just one semester of tuition, standardised testing demonstrates students’ successes include, but are not limited to, an average increase of 10 months to reading and 8 months to spelling ages.
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For additional information on items such as Program structure, resourcing and costings, please contact Rev. Bill Crews’ offices in Australia:
NSW Literacy Program Manager
+61 2 8752 4600
E: [email protected]
NT Literacy Program Manager
+61 0476 970 543
E: [email protected]