Your Child Struggle with Self-confidence in Reading?
An alarming number of children are being left
behind because of problems with reading. Your child doesn't have to be part of that statistic. The solution is
easier than you realize.
Trouble In America
When the average six-year-old child enters first grade, he or she
already knows the meanings of about 26,000 words. They may not use all of those words themselves, but they
understand what the words mean when they hear them.
The goal of many first grade reading programs is to teach the
students to read between 200 to 600 common words by the end of first grade. Sadly, over half of them can't even
read 100 words by the time they finish first grade.
In fact, many of them never learn to read well at all. In the United States, over half of the
adults can't read material written at sixth grade level. Many people ask, "How can this problem exist in the
greatest, richest and most powerful nation on earth?"
To find the answer to that question, we need to know about two men, John Dewey and Arthur I. Gates.
John Dewey is often called the "Father of Progressive Education," and Arthur I. Gates was also an influential
educator many years ago. Before they and their associates changed the way reading was taught in this country,
everyone who attended school learned to read in a very short time. In our large cities, over ninety percent of the
adult population could read anything written in our language.
Dewey and Gates proposed that our schools abandon the method othat had been used to teach reading
ever since reading was first invented. As a result of their ill-advised plan, we now have an epidemic of poor
reading in this country.
Millions of children and adults are paying a terrible price because of what these men and other
educators of their time did. It is imperative in a country as large and diverse as ours that everyone learn to read
well. Yet many of our citizens are severely handicapped because they have not been taught to read by the only
method that works every time.
Our only hope of ever putting America back on the right track is to return to a method of teaching
reading that has been proved for thousands of years. It is called phonics, and if it were
properly used in the schools of America, those six-year-old students would be able to read every word they know by
the time first grade is over. And how many words is that? About 35,000 to 40,000 words.
~Cliff Ponder, Founder of Academic Associates
Child Will Learn to Read with Our
students typically gain 2-4 grade levels in just 30-60 hours!
We are Reading Instruction Specialists For Children who are
struggling with their reading. Children with poor leading skills often…
Receive poor grades
Are easily frustrated
Are having difficulty completing assignments
Have low self-esteem
Have more physical illnesses due to stress
Don't like school
Grow up to be shy in front of groups
Fail to develop to their full potential
Our method works even when other methods have failed. We are not conventional tutors. Academic
Associates Reading Clinic is a highly effective reading program which works in harmony with the