Reading is the single most important skill a child ever learns. But sadly, many
children experience significant difficulties with this key skill.
Why is learning to read so
challenging for so many?
Until now, reading programs
focused almost exclusively on phonics,
or "sounding out." While learning the
sounds is an essential skill, there are
many other skills that a child must
develop in order to become a successful
reader. And sounding out alone can lead
to a lot of frustration because English
is so irregular. Consider the following
sentence where the very common "ea"
letter combination has 13 different
In fact, in English irregularity is the rule because there are 1,768 ways to
spell 40 common sounds.
So how to handle this challenge?
By teaching all the key reading and writing skills comprehensively so they
complement and reinforce each other!
is the only program available that uses the patented "6-SIM" Six Skill
Integrated Method developed by Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University. When
children are taught all 6 skills they learn how to read easily – and they do so
with the added benefit of achieving fluency and strong comprehension skills.
So what are the six skills of reading and why are they important?
Sequencing is what allows us to read the same letter combinations as
different words by changing their order – as you can see in these words:
now / won
leap / plea
evil / veil
These sequencing differences are obvious to adults, but not to a young child
who has not yet learned to read.
Writing is reading's sister skill and is an essential part of reading
education. Research shows that teaching writing and reading together is far more
effective than teaching reading alone. For example, it has been found that
teaching a child to write a word accurately only 2 times is as effective in
facilitating word recognition as reading the same word 9 times. In other words,
reading fluency is attained much faster via writing.
Sounds, or phonics, is the skill that allows you to take a set of letters (such
as "c", "a", and "t") and turn them into words (e.g. "cat"). But because fewer
than 1 in 5 words can be sounded out, traditional phonics has created almost 600
"rules" about the way letters work. But the problem with the "rules" is that
they are riddled with exceptions. That's why
uses Dr. Blank's patented "bit blends" method that leads to rapid sound and word
identification and does not require children to memorize any rules.
In early reading, children are typically given worksheets with words organized
based on sounds. For instance, they may share initial sounds ("shirt", "shoe"),
middle sounds ("food", "pool"), or final sounds ("cake", "make"). But in real
reading – even in the earliest readers – words are always linked based on
meaning – not sounds. So for children to become effective readers, from the
start, they must learn to read words that convey meaningful messages. This is
exactly how the reading and writing materials in the
are designed – just like the words and sentences they encounter in real life.
English contains more than one million words! Out of all those words, there is a
very small group made up of only 100 common words such as "the," "is," & "they"
(frequently called "function" or "non-content" words). Because these words
cannot be sounded out, they are labeled as "exceptions" and are given minimal
amazing fact. 100
or so of these
you will ever
English language —
regardless of whether the
is for a
(In the sentences above, the
add up to 25 of 41 words, or 60%.)
Moreover, these words are essential to our system of grammar – helping to
define people, objects and actions, singular vs. plural, tenses, etc. So if you
teach children these 100 words, they can read 60% of every page and understand
much of the grammar. The importance of this to reading instruction cannot be
is the only system that has been designed to leverage the power of this group of
Books represent the heart and soul of reading, and young children have no
deeper yearning than to read books on their own. But good books tell stories,
and to do that, they need to use complex words, ideas, and sentences which can
confuse new readers and lead to errors. And nothing is more devastating to
learning than high rates of error. Children love reading when they can easily
read the messages on the printed page and comprehend the "main idea." That's why
prior to reading a book, students learn all the words using formats that teach a
word's spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage. This way, students are
assured that they can successfully read and comprehend the program's 30 custom
is the only program available that teaches all 6 of these essential reading and
writing skills. The program provides effective results that you can see in 30
days or less.
So try out this amazing
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The first 30 days are free!
is an online program that teaches children 4-10 to read and write to a 3rd
grade level. The program works for all children (including beginning, struggling
and learning disabled readers as well as older children who are experiencing
difficulties) as either a standalone curriculum or a supplement. This is the
only product needed to teach a child to read.
Research based and incredibly effective.
The program adapts to every child and provides individualized instruction.
Kids can use the program on their own.
It's fun so children think they're playing a game and want to use it.
It was created by Dr. Marion Blank, one of the world's top experts in reading.
It works as a standalone curriculum or a supplement.
"Reading Kingdom is the
answer to my prayers."
– Colleen Dillon, homeschooler
Scholarships are available for families in need.