Reading Booster Pack Download

Free Reading Booster Download Pack

The world has been a strange place for us all in the past year and a very tough one for our children. But together we can create a silver lining to that big cloud. Your children can come out of it all with a new confidence to their reading, which will help them shine  back in their classroom.

Why Bright Kids Struggle

Lots of very bright children have some reading frustrations because they use their intelligence to read in the wrong way. In fact, I was one of those children! I struggled with reading and writing for years.

You see, it could be that your child is able to memorise whole words rather well. That can work okay when the books only have a few words, but it becomes harder and harder as the books get more complex. Then the more words you try to learn, the harder each step of progress becomes.

That is the path lots of bright kids take onto a reading plateau. Once they are on the plateau, they are falling behind their friends every day. They are left feeling frustrated and baffled. Eventually they start to say they don’t “want” to read. Often the adults around them are equally baffled! It can be a very painful situation for everyone.

The Pattern to Look For

The key pattern is lots of guessing with short, common words like: this, that, then, there, those, these, when, what, where, who, whose, etc… They all look so similar that the whole-word-memorisation technique is not much help when you try to read them.

To read these short, similar words you have to analyse the letters and the sound code held in the letters.

We see this difficulty with short, common words so often that we refer to it now as optilexia (reading by sight recognition). We have built a whole system to help optilexic children navigate away from this whole word reading strategy.

The New Solution

Since 2008 we have been developing a new approach to phonics which works brilliantly for these bright, visually gifted children. We call it Trainertext Visual Phonics (TVP). Once you work through the booster pack, it will begin to make sense.

In TVP there are no more of those stupid rules that often don’t work! Instead, the TVP system works in the way the human brain likes to learn. That is by easy, successful practice. Nobody learns the physics rules of walking, or riding a bike. They just keep getting practice at it. Each time your child decodes a word with trainertext, that skill is strengthening, word by word, in the same way.

If you want to see how well it works, check out the Facebook Reviews of our Easyread System, from parents and teachers who have used it:

Are you worried about your child falling behind while you’re stuck at home? Do you see guessing and errors in your child’s reading? Is reading practice a source of frustration for you both?

With schools shut and the country in lockdown, having a reluctant reader at home is a stressful situation. As a parent, having the responsibility of teaching your child to read can feel overwhelming, especially when it just doesn’t seem to click for them. Plus, certain children are at real risk of falling behind if they don’t get the right help.

I have three bits of good news for you.

Good news #1: There is a simple explanation for all reading difficulties

If your child is guessing words a lot when reading, that is because they are memorising words by sight instead of decoding. It is common in bright children who are visually gifted, and/or children who have some auditory weaknesses and speech delays.

If you would like to learn more, take a look at this page about the main causes of reading difficulty, and then come back here for the free download.

Good news #2: You can take all the stress out of reading by using a visual phonics method

Learning to read English is genuinely very difficult. The phonics rules taught at school only work about half of the time! As a result, reading practice can quickly become very frustrating, when a child is sounding out the words as they’ve been taught to do, but still getting the words wrong. They’ll then resort to guessing, because they feel they have a higher chance of getting the word right that way!

But guessing and sight-memorising is not reading, so when they read in this way, they fail to build up the decoding ability they need to become a skilled reader and speller, and their progress ends up on a plateau.

We use a visual phonics method called trainertext visual phonics (TVP) which takes all of this stress away and makes decoding easy. With TVP, funny visual characters are shown above every word to show the child the sounds in the word.

This way, the child can decode any word accurately, and after enough practice, starts to find that they can decode just from the letters.

We have developed trainertext visual phonics on our online Easyread system, but with the resource pack below, you can use it for free.

Good news #3: Just 15 minutes per day, one-on-one, is enough

More good news: you don’t need to give up a lot of time to see good progress for your child. In fact, we’ve always found that it’s important to not do any more than 15 minutes per day! A short, focused session every day gets the best results.

What this means is that lockdown is a good time to work on reading and spelling with your child. By setting aside 15 minutes per day to do a trainertext reading lesson, you can add some structure to your lockdown days while making a big difference to your child’s literacy.

In the lockdown that started in March 2020, many of our Easyread users were pleased with the routine that the lessons offered and the results that came out of it. Have a look at our Facebook reviews page to see what they were saying.

Are you worried about your child falling behind while you’re stuck at home? Do you see guessing and errors in your child’s reading? Is reading practice a source of frustration for you both?

With schools shut and the country in lockdown, having a reluctant reader at home is a stressful situation. As a parent, having the responsibility of teaching your child to read can feel overwhelming, especially when it just doesn’t seem to click for them. Plus, certain children are at real risk of falling behind if they don’t get the right help.

I have three bits of good news for you.

Good news #1: There is a simple explanation for all reading difficulties

If your child is guessing words a lot when reading, that is because they are memorising words by sight instead of decoding. It is common in bright children who are visually gifted, and/or children who have some auditory weaknesses and speech delays.

If you would like to learn more, take a look at this page about the main causes of reading difficulty, and then come back here for the free download.

Good news #2: You can take all the stress out of reading by using a visual phonics method

Learning to read English is genuinely very difficult. The phonics rules taught at school only work about half of the time! As a result, reading practice can quickly become very frustrating, when a child is sounding out the words as they’ve been taught to do, but still getting the words wrong. They’ll then resort to guessing, because they feel they have a higher chance of getting the word right that way!

But guessing and sight-memorising is not reading, so when they read in this way, they fail to build up the decoding ability they need to become a skilled reader and speller, and their progress ends up on a plateau.

We use a visual phonics method called trainertext visual phonics (TVP) which takes all of this stress away and makes decoding easy. With TVP, funny visual characters are shown above every word to show the child the sounds in the word.

This way, the child can decode any word accurately, and after enough practice, starts to find that they can decode just from the letters.

We have developed trainertext visual phonics on our online Easyread system, but with the resource pack below, you can use it for free.

Good news #3: Just 15 minutes per day, one-on-one, is enough

More good news: you don’t need to give up a lot of time to see good progress for your child. In fact, we’ve always found that it’s important to not do any more than 15 minutes per day! A short, focused session every day gets the best results.

What this means is that lockdown is a good time to work on reading and spelling with your child. By setting aside 15 minutes per day to do a trainertext reading lesson, you can add some structure to your lockdown days while making a big difference to your child’s literacy.

In the lockdown that started in March 2020, many of our Easyread users were pleased with the routine that the lessons offered and the results that came out of it. Have a look at our Facebook reviews page to see what they were saying.

Reading Booster Pack Download

If you want to take a look, here is the link to download our free booster pack below.

There is no email sharing required or any of that stuff. It is yours to play with over the coming days, without strings or marketing emails attached!

If you have any questions on how to use the pack, just create an account on our Easyread System and you can ask any question you like (see below).

Easyread System Free Trial

Our main system is an online tutor-supported reading system. Using that system we can guarantee that any worries will have started disappearing in 60-90 short sessions.

You do a 10-15 minute lesson online with your child each day, which is engineered for success with every child. If we cannot create a marked improvement in accuracy in 60-90 sessions together, we will just refund your first three months of subscription.

But actually, by then your child will have the right foundation to really shine in their reading. And good reading is the foundation to success in the whole of their future education. It is a critical, life-changing skill to master.

If you want to give the first ten lessons of Easyread a go, here is the link:

Questions?

If you have any questions on this or technical difficulties, just give us a call or send an email:

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