Highly effective and deceptively simple, the Easyread System
succeeds in making learning to
Let me tell you a bit more about it:
As you know, different children need different solutions to help them crack reading. Any whole-class approach is likely to leave five or six children struggling.
You’ll also be familiar with those children who have progressed OK in Reception and Year 1, but then begin to fall behind in Year 2 and Year 3.
The Easyread system is designed to bring those children back up with their peers, using a short daily reading practice using games, activities and reading materials hosted on the Internet.
Free Teacher Resources
Would you like some free teaching materials, including IWB phonic games, free phonic presentation software for your IWB that allows you to manipulate words in front of your class, free phonic printable materials that you can use with the whole class (or the children can play with) and free information on the causes of reading difficulty so that you can diagnose why a child is struggling?
We have a range of free resources that you can access from within a school account here on the site. There is no cost to creating the account and so just send us an email asking for access to our free resources, with your school contact details, and we will send you a link to create your account.
Listen To Experienced Teachers Discussing Easyread
Here are some experienced teachers giving their opinions of Easyread:
Clare Hiley of Maidenbower Junior School
Why Easyread and Guided Phonetic Reading Works
In our research, the most common pattern with children struggling between the ages of 6 and 9 is that they have developed a pattern of visual reading, through sight memorisation of words and guessing from context or other cues, like the first letter of the word.
If you scanned their brain while reading, the basic auditory cortex is not engaged at all.
That is why they seem to do OK initially, when the text is quite simple, but then plateau as the text in their reading books gets more and more complex. By the time they are 7 or 8 you will have seen a lot of frustration and wild guessing when they read.
The aim of the Easyread System is to give them the tools to map letter patterns to sounds. We also find it essential to make their current processing technique very hard to use, which we do through the design of the games devised as part of the system.
Click though to see a lot more detail on the causes of dyslexia and reading difficulty.
How It Works
The materials are all here online. All we have to do is set up an account for the school on our website.
You will then be able to create an individual learning account for each child that you think would benefit from Easyread. The most critical thing is that they can get into a daily routine of doing their 10-minute Easyread lesson.
The process needs to be monitored by a TA or volunteer and some of the children in most difficulty may need to be assisted through the lessons over the first 2-3 weeks. There are 223 sequential lessons in the whole course and so it takes around 9 months to complete them all.
Click through for more detail on How Easyread Works.
The Results Achieved
In the school trials run last year, the reading age of the children taking part was measured using the Salford Reading Test. The results were pretty spectacular.
Initially the children were, on average, 8 years old and 2 years behind their peers in reading age. Their reading had plateaued and progress each month at the time was virtually nil.
The individual figures for each child and school are available here on our website. We can also put you in touch with a school near you that has been using Easyread, so that you can discuss it with them.
What It Costs
We give an unconditional guarantee on the results you see and will refund the cost if a child has not accelerated substantially. So if you are anything less than delighted by the progress a child achieves, their coaching will be free. The system was not devised as a money-making concern but because we want to help children to read.
We have kept the cost as affordable as we can and taken all the financial risk so that you know you are risking nothing by trying out the Easyread system. I am passionate that you should feel free to test this solution with any child, without having to worry about wasting precious resources.
Your Double Guarantee
If you are happy with the cost and want to go ahead, we will set up the account with a single child and invoice you. If you want to put more children through, the facilitator can contact us through the system to organise that too, so that they have immediate access.
This means that you can spend the next few weeks using Easyread and unless you are delighted by the response of the children, you can cancel the account and rip up the invoice.
Then in due course, if you have paid and are not equally amazed and delighted by the progress of the children over the next 6 months, we will refund you the cost of any child who has not progressed satisfactorily.
I hope that this double guarantee will give you peace of mind that you won’t be wasting any school finances.