Philosophy and Approach
How It Works
A student’s ability to read affects every academic area. Decoding quickly and effortlessly is a basic skill evident in readers who comprehend well. Struggling readers who have gaps in their phonics knowledge will likely face frustration and difficulty in multiple subjects. We believe it is never too late to improve these basic skills in struggling readers. To do this, it is critical to diagnose their specific problems and offer appropriate instruction. Really Great Reading provides assessments, grouping systems and lessons that help students strengthen key basic reading skills, which leads to improved reading fluency and text comprehension.
Really Great Reading believes that every child and adult has the right to appropriate, quality reading instruction. We give teachers the tools and knowledge to teach all students (not just those who learn easily) to read. We make assessment and grouping efficient and accurate and make reading instruction interactive, explicit, structured, and multisensory so that students not only learn to read, but enjoy the learning process.
Building Strong Comprehenders
Decoding Accuracy Is Key to Comprehension
Decoding with Automaticity
Strong Decoding Leads to Greater Fluency
- Explicit, systematic instruction builds strong readers.
- Multisensory instruction builds skills.
- Scaffolded instruction provides the support that students need.
- Explicit phonemic awareness instruction is the first step to successful decoding.