Intervention for Literacy
Simple reading strategy for decoding words
to develop reading literacy is ideal for reading intervention.
Easy to Teach and Easy
Develops word fluency unlike any other reading program in
Success in "Hours and Days" not "Months and Years!"
Reading intervention must provide a different reading
strategy to replace past decoding lessons for correctly
pronouncing words. Read Quick has developed a decoding system that
eliminates the historical problems when using syllables for
teaching reading that has resulted in low achieving reading
Struggling readers, both students and adults, develop vocabulary and
comprehension skills by being able to rapidly decode and pronounce
over 92% of multi-syllable words. This process is ideal for
reading literacy with students of all ages and ability levels as
it is easy to teach and learn.
Solving Reading Problems -
Parents, teachers, adult tutors and student tutors are good
candidates to work with remedial learners to learn how to use the
3-Step System, relieving classroom teachers to work with other
groups. When we first taught this method, a father asked what were
we doing in reading with his grade 2 daughter. Question was sparked
by the fact she was going home and actually teaching her pre school
4 year old brother to read.
Adult Intervention -
Research has confirmed that adults struggling to read require the
same type of decoding and reading skills that younger students also
require. Read Quick provides decoding skills for adult
learners in age appropriate reading software lessons.
Memory for Combination sounds and their
spellings are easier to learn because Combination sounds do not
change. Same sounds associated to letters and letter clusters are
consistent perfect speech sounds and repeated throughout the practicing process; a method
required for most struggling learners to internalize reading skills.
Speech teachers teaching speech on IEP directions use a chart with
Combinations because they provide a perfect practice.
Clarity of the system and speech perfect Combination sounds and
spellings are taught much like teaching and learning the alphabet for
reading fluency. Ease of learning and organization of the 3-Step
System benefit both students and teachers.
Read Quick's new reading strategy successfully
addresses student needs for additional reading abilities by providing an
accurate and reliable decoding method. Learners develop a positive
attitude and willingness to attack unknown words because Read
Quick is simple to apply and use, especially for reading
intervention. Word fluency and
vocabulary are significantly improved and students no longer need to ask
for help or skip words. This reversal is very significant for
teaching reading skills to older students and adults.
Teacher dialoging with
Using new technology, marked words provide readers with
accurate 'sound-to-letter guide' for correctly saying the
word. By decoding multi-syllabic words promptly and accurately
while reading, their
word fluency, vocabulary and comprehension will develop in a
short learning curve. This is possible as the program provides
accurate spelling and speech for correctly pronouncing words. Six suffixes
the final 'e' rule are taught so readers can identify the
final 'e' that controls the vowel before the final
- Reversing student attitudes and feelings of
discouragement and failure to one of enthusiasm and feelings of
success is the product of Read Quick's reading
When students begin to successfully understand their reading
tasks, they become more motivated for learning.
Students are also taught that the reading brain is very
helpful in controlling isolated vowels. An isolated vowel is any vowel
have been underlined.
As mastery of
the marking process is achieved, decoding and blending carry over to
reading all print; an important feature for expanding comprehension
during silent or oral reading. This rapid process for decoding develops
greater understanding of any text as all words in a sentence or
paragraph are correctly pronounced, clarifying the text, allowing the reader to increase
reading speed and comprehension.
Skipping words is generally
practiced by struggling readers and that process greatly decreases thee
reading comprehension when they need to increase their understanding.
Older students, ages 11 to adult, will be able to stop marking
words and use the 3 steps as learned from marking practice. Our
experience for over 25 years has shown the average learning curve for
this age group is between 1-5 months for decoding without
words. Differences will depend on
visual tracking and learning ability for using this reading strategy.
Decoding skills, reading vocabulary and comprehension will improve
the literacy growth as unfamiliar
words make sense to the reader. If word meaning is not clear, based on surrounding words in the sentence, then a dictionary
or class discussion should be used.
in the software, practice lessons using audio sounds with a Combination chart, Bookmarker, or copy from
Teacher's Manual are all that is fundamentally needed. The
3-Step System is a "stand-alone" comprehensive
decoding program that has been successful with every age and
ability level, using a variety of genres.
Daily warm-up is very important for this group of
struggling readers. Sequence is:
Students pronounce all Combinations using a chart or
bookmarker for reference.
Review all the rules for Borrowers C, G, & Y and pronounce their
Say the long vowel rules and then pronounce all long
and short vowels.
This pronouncing strategy is very important for embedding sounds
in memory of the reading brain for an automatic response to
saying a word.
Dialoging is a necessary process for developing
and correcting individual reading needs revealed in the group discussion for properly
training and remediating their reading skills.
There is very limited
comprehension mastery when students read silently and respond by
answering questions in short
stories and paragraphs, without detailed dialog, the core of this program.
Articles on teaching comprehension, in any discipline, by developing
critical thinking skills through dialoging are outlined in PDF format in
this website. Suggested reading includes:
Discussion, Questions - Taxonomies - Critical Thinking
Question Basic Language and
Critical Thinking Skills
TEACHING TIP: It is not how many words or pages students read
orally, it's how thoroughly they are read, based on teacher's questions
about the story, grammar, vocabulary, main idea, sequence of story, reasons
for marking - using the 3 steps, and comprehension of the text.
Visual Tracking and Learning to Read..
Visual Tracking is the movement of both eyes together across the
line of print.
Serious learning problems occur when
either one or both eyes have difficulty making a smooth sweep.
For more information on Visual Tracking, please refer to
PDF download. NOTE: Visual
tracking is not visual acuity, where near and far vision needs
to focus for a clear image. It is important to have your
student's eyes checked by an optometrist. Most visual tracking problems
can easily be corrected with vision exercises at home.
Laminated 3"x 8" Student Bookmarker
should stay with the learner as long as needed. The 47 Combinations,
Borrowers C, G, & Y, with rules,
and the 3-Step System are on the front side, all 2 sound
repeated on the back in sample words. Blends are listed across the bottom.
Bookmarker should be used as a constant student reference.