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Read3 is an intensive, systematised learn to read program.
We don't believe in 'fake it till you make it.'
Establishing a strong reading foundation is vital for long-term reading success.
The Read3 program requires mastery at every step. It was designed specifically for children who are not currently progressing despite using a quality literacy program. Regular monitoring is part of the daily routine to so you can be sure what your child does and does not know.
Knowing your child has mastered each lesson is crucial as the lessons build on each other. We want your child to experience the joy of success, and have tailored the pace of our program, and the lessons and games within it. Confidence is everything.
The Read3 learning system
We have divided the Read3 program into four distinct modules, each targeting a different stage in the learn-to-read process.
Every phonics-based program introduces letters and their sounds in a different order. Our order has been set to accommodate children who are easily overwhelmed by too many complex vowel rules. It is based on clinical outcomes achieved when working with children with literacy difficulties, including dyslexia.
You’ll notice we have split Module 1 into six steps. It’s human nature to want to race ahead, but it is imperative that you give your child time to master a limited number of letters before introducing more. During Module 1 your child will will learn our unique system for decoding words to allow them to start reading simple readers.
In Module 2 short words ending in a vowel are learned. As well, a range of high-frequency words (Dolch list) is introduced, many of which are decodable using the system they learned previously. The number of true 'sight words' that need to be memorised is significantly reduced with this approach.
Module 3 departs from many phonics programs by introducing the concept of long vowel sounds early. We do this to help build flexible processing of vowel sounds. We introduce just one simple rule ("magic e" rule) which can be applied to short CVC words, reducing the 'overload' children with dyslexia experience when multiple alternate spellings are introduced at the same time.
Module 4 returns to short vowels with an emphasis on building word length. At the completion of Module 4, your child will have established a system for decoding. Their reading system is now firmly established which can be applied to a traditional phonics-based learn to read program.