"We have parents with kids in college now who know their kids probably wouldn't be there if it wasn't for Read Right . I am definitely an advocate." --Melinda Reeves, 2004 Texas High School Principal of the Year Dr. Dee Tadlock's patented Read Right program has helped more than 20,000 struggling readers become excellent readers. Supported by 25 years of research, the revolutionary approach addresses both conscious and subconscious aspects of reading and offers you the most efficient and effective ways to help children learn. The three keys to becoming an excellent
First, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, both of my children struggled with reading. It wasn't until they were in their teens and Dr. Dee's Read Right tutors started working with them that they became successful readers.
Second, in 2014 when my daughter had her first child, we committed as a family to use Dr. Dee's book to help him become a reader. As the book instructs, we immersed Ray in stories and the alphabet from the time he was an infant, but we never, EVER told him to "sound out" or decode a single word. Instead, we followed Dr. Dee's instructions and urged him to use "letter clues" anywhere in the text to create meaning from the story. A month before starting Kindergarten, Ray began reading ON HIS OWN. I was shocked. Now 6 and just about to start 1st Grade, Ray is reading at a SECOND GRADE level.
Third, I am a journalist and I helped Dr. Dee write this book. When I first met her and she told me over-emphasis on phonics and decoding cause reading problems, I didn't believe her. It took many conversations and visits to on-site school Read Right school programs for me to believe she "might" be on to something. It wasn't until her tutor's fixed my own children's reading problems that I knew for certain she was right.
Fourth, for the past five years I have tutored students in middle school and college programs. For two years, I was allowed to use Dr. Dee's methods. With her methods, my students gained 2 to 6 years in reading ability in 2 to 3 MONTHS, depending upon age (older students are further behind and gain faster). Using these methods assigned by schools: Rewards, Read 180, Read Naturally, my students struggled to make a single year's gain.
I understand why many people are skeptical. Those who believe phonics and decoding are the only path to reading will detest this book. Those who know that reading involves so much more will love it. This book explains everything, right down to the interaction of neural networks in the brain. I'm proud to have been a part of it. More importantly, my 6-year-old grandson who reads at a 2nd grade level is living proof Read Right methodology works.
Reading this book made me want to drop everything and become a ReadRight tutor. It just makes so much sense. Most importantly for Dee the light went on when she realized that the fact that her son was having a difficult time learning to read was not his failure, but rather the failure of the system used to teach him. She was driven by that understanding to dig deeper and the benefit of her persistence on behalf of her son has accrued to thousands of people.
Reading is more than ever the key to success in this life.
I don't know. The first half was all the stuff I've heard before: read to your child, let him/her see you reading, etc. The second half was stuff no one else says; i.e., don't teach them phonics, don't encourage them to focus on words but on larger meanings, etc. This book came highly recommended but I don't know if the lone voice is the one to go with on this issue.
I was absolutely disgusted by this thinly veiled propaganda piece, which appears to solely tout the author's pricey reading tutorial programs. Not a single substantive tip or bit of advice was offered in its pages.