We view reading as a six-legged animal. Each of the six legs is equally important. If any leg is weaker than the other, the animal will limp and the prospective reader will struggle until all the legs have been mastered.
Our system, starting from "a for a-pple", systematically teaches all the legs - reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, memory training, which lead to the sixth leg study skills.
The multi-dimensional approach to language / reading / communication / study / life-skills includes the following dimensions:
Edna Freinkel runs regular full-day workshops to teach teachers, parents and grandparents how to teach reading. For more details, click here.
In South Africa, we have trained over 1500 teachers to introduce literacy in all learning areas (i.e. to make EVERY lesson a reading lesson) and to master good class discipline and to improve children's relations with their peers. For more info visit www.readucate.org.
"I came to prison carrying a gun and left carrying a book"
Our offender rehabilitation program trains literate offenders to teach their illiterate fellow inmates to read and write. Thus both groups become rehabilitated.
Nothing is more exciting and humbling to see hardened criminals, men and women, begin to realise that they can be useful, that they have good in them and can bring the good out in others. For more info visit www.readucate.org.