- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (June 6, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071455108
- ISBN-13: 978-0071455107
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Read Right: Coaching Your Child to Excellence in Reading Paperback – June 6, 2005
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From the Back Cover
The first book for parents based on the highly successful Read Right® program
According to the latest breakthroughs in cognitive theory and brain research, excellent reading ability doesn’t involve a set of “taught” skills. It’s a complex process that must be “figured out” by every reader. Scientifically documented as early as the 1960s, preschool-age children with a wide range of IQs are capable of figuring out the complex process for themselves. This stunning reality forms the basis of Dr. Dee Tadlock’s innovative Read Right® system.
This remarkable system provides the basis for simple techniques to help parents guide young children into their own reading excellence. There are no drills or artificial exercises—just fun, easy activities designed to be integrated into everyday life. Based on nearly twenty-five years of research, the Read Right® system is a proven alternative to outdated and incomplete phonics-based or whole-language methods. Most important, this interactive system can teach anyone, even adults, how to “figure out” the process of reading.
The Read Right® system’s three keys are:
- Excellence: reading that feels comfortable and sounds natural
- Intent: applying “mental force” until the brain achieves excellence
- The Predictive Strategy: using experimentation to figure out the complex process
Includes recommended books for children and reference sources for parents
About the Author
Dee Tadlock, Ph.D. is cofounder of Read Right® Systems, Inc., an organization that grew out of a mother’s love and devotion to help her son learn to read. With a degree in education and an emphasis in reading, Dr. Tadlock has helped children and teens through school-based programs as well as adults at companies including Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and Procter & Gamble.
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I did not learn to read phonetically, so everything in this book made sense to me. I could see my child taking phonics too literally in both spelling and reading, and I could see how it was hindering and not helping him develop into a fluent reader. We abandoned the idea of sounding out words a long time ago and had been teaching him whole language or whole word, but I could tell he still wasn't as fluent a reader as he could be. That has all started to change since we have embraced the ReadRight program.
The ReadRight program is awesome! My son has been participating in the online tutoring for a couple of months now, and I'm very impressed with the progress he has made in such a short amount of time. Specifically, his when he reads out loud, it is much smoother and clearer, and his reading speed and comprehension have both improved dramatically.
With regards to this book, it really helped give me background into how Dee Tadlock developed the program, the philosophy and some of the tactical components of the program. From the moment, I started reading it, all of the philosophy and principles made sense! It gave me hope. And now with my son in the tutoring program, I am witness to the results that can be achieved with ReadRight. You can also search on YouTube for many testimonials that are posted on there.
The second section of this book is about setting your young child up for success in reading. So the tactics outlined in the second section of the book really are about guiding your child through creating a standard of excellence and then learning a process. Because the actual examples presented are sometimes for preschool age, you may need to translate those into tactics for older children or adult readers. After experiencing the Read Right online tutoring with my son, now all of the tactics in the book make sense to me, and I am applying them with my younger kindergarten-age son.
I still reread the beginning chapters and portions from the second half occasionally because it reminds me of what my son is actually learning in the program and helps me to be patient in seeing results. The philosophy is different than what is being emphasized in school, and I have to keep that in my mind as I encourage him in his reading progress.
My son will be taking a progress test in reading level and comprehension this month, and I can't wait to see how much he has improved according to school test scores.
UPDATE! 11/25/14 - My 2nd grade son took his STAR reading test (what his school uses to measure reading progress) last week. He scored 1 grade level and 2 months (1.2) higher than he scored on the STAR in Sept. before he started Read Right. Excellent results after just 15 hours of Read Right tutoring. He loves to read now, and he's reading 2-3 chapter books a week. He has some more improvements to make in his fluency, but I know he will continue to make those improvements.
hired the tutor for 1 1/2 years, and unfortunately ended up at about the same level. This program does not work. Thousands
of dollars later and .....he still askes me to spell and read simple words.Recently we started the SRA program and have had success!
He is progressing and improving and developing a foundation to read. I kick myself for wasting so much time on Read Right.
Please pass this by for a program like SRA, we wish we had figured it out sooner. Good luck, I know how heartbreaking it can be when
you have a child who struggles to read.