Illiteracy Impacts Every Aspect of Our Society
Illiteracy impacts millions of people daily and is connected to almost every socioeconomic issue in the United States. It affects physical and mental health, employment opportunities, and quality of life. It impacts our classrooms, our workforce, our sense of community and belonging.
Reading is Crucial. Fundamental. Necessary.
Yet, 130 million American adults read below the 6th-grade level. The lack of resources, knowledge, and tools has created an epidemic that has been overlooked for many years.
Together we can reverse the literacy crisis facing America today.
Researchers have demonstrated that virtually all children can learn to read when using methods based on the Science of Reading. We believe everyone should have access to accurate phonograms and spelling rules, which are the key to decoding and spelling.
In 2000, the National Reading Panel reviewed over 100,000 studies and came to the conclusion that there are five essential skills to teach reading: phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. If these skills are incorporated into our language arts programs, our students will learn to read and write.
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