Ruth Miskin Literacy is awesome! I have been in education for 14 years and I am so glad to have finally found a program that kids love and that I love to teach. I was introduced to Read Write Inc. and our skilled, dynamic trainer, Colleen Somich, at a conference in February 2016 and I knew I wanted to bring them both to our school.

ALC Cottonwood is a play-based, self-directed learning environment for kids ages 3-7 and Read Write Inc. fits right in. The program is agile and engaging and has captured the interest of the kids in our school. Everyday, our 5-7 year old students choose to participate in the reading lessons and are excited to have books they can read independently. Their love of learning to read is the only data point I need, however, they have each made significant gains since we started the program in September 2016. They could all read by December. Read Write Inc. works!

Sara Casey Taleff, Principal, Cottonwood Cooperative, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

I loved gaining immediate hands-on knowledge through practice.

Teacher, Cottonwood Cooperative, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY

Read Write Inc. has the smartest scope and sequence of any phonics based literacy program I have ever encountered. In my practice, I often choose strategies and materials from Read Write Inc. over traditional Orton-Gillingham based programs. The storybooks delight my students every day. I highly encourage teachers and school leaders to check out what Ruth Miskin has to offer! They are a great organization on a wonderful mission to bring smiles to phonics learning!

Marylen Massen, M.S. Reading and Literacy Specialist, New York City, NY

We saw big impact on pupil progress within two weeks. Children enjoy the lessons and parents are happy that their children are learning to read and write. Parents enjoy the confidence that they gain by knowing that what we are teaching is tried, tested, and successful in so many schools around the world.

Katie Benson, Reading Leader, British International School of Washington, DC

Ruth Miskin Literacy Inc’s training is different from other professional development I’ve received in every respect. It is high quality, rigorous, engaging, memorable, and above all, inspiring! Best training I've had in many years!

Kelvin Ford, Teacher, Abbots Creek Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

Our staff is so excited to be highly aligned in this work. We want all of our kiddos to be readers and we are jazzed to make it happen now that we have this "toolbox" with which to do so.

Jamie Stewart, Head of Alt School East Village Campus, NY

I really enjoyed the focus on participation and engagement. The fact that this program highly recognizes different learning needs and allows for personalization to help all children read makes it very unique.

Yalta Heshmati, Personalization Lead, Alt School East Village Campus, NY

"This was excellent!"
"Attainable and very engaging. Practice was a great addition too."
"The training was amazing!"
"I am so excited to have all of our classes use this."

Teachers at Alt School East Village and Brooklyn Heights, New York

"Very meaningful, thorough, and practical."
"The training was fabulous!"
"It makes so much sense!"

Teachers at Le Jardin Academy, Kailua, HI

Read Write Inc. is very practical, do-able, and kid-friendly. It jumps right into independence for the kids!

Dylan Glanzer, K Teacher Fellow, Basis Independent School Manhattan, NY

Tamim Academy of Boca Raton began using Read Write Inc. in the fall of 2020. The curriculum is all-inclusive and the training is thorough. As soon as school started, the students loved learning new sounds and practicing their handwriting. They enjoyed the quirky and fun ways to remember each new sound. The whole school’s reading progressed immediately! Read Write Inc. introduces and instills the love of reading from a young age in a way that’s easy to understand and fun for everyone. By the end of the school year, the first graders completed Read Write Inc. and were performing at a third grade reading level and even our lowest students were performing at a first grade reading level. We love this program so much that we just ordered the Nursery curriculum to teach Read Write Inc in our preschool. We recommend this curriculum whole-heartedly. 

Dr. Justine Green, Tamim Academy of Boca Raton

Central America

Our trainer has been amazing. We feel totally supported and appreciate her realistic, personalised approach (and sense of fun!).

Teacher, The Edron Academy, Mexico City, Mexico

Time and time again teachers and learning support assistants have identified Read Write Inc. Phonics as one of the biggest strengths in school.

Teacher, The Edron Academy, Mexico City, Mexico

The training was great fun and ensured that all staff felt confident teaching the programme.

Teacher, The Edron Academy, Mexico City, Mexico

Parent testimonials

My son is a voracious reader, thanks to Colleen.  Before she began teaching him, he struggled with reading and showed little enthusiasm for it.  Under her tutelage, his reading skills grew at an astounding rate, but most importantly he developed a real love for reading.  Now my only issue is that I have to make sure he's not staying up too late reading in bed. I would wholeheartedly recommend Read Write Inc. for any child learning how to read.

Rem Reynolds, Parent, Brooklyn, NY

Colleen is an engaging, dynamic teacher. She wholeheartedly believes in her process of teaching and techniques and children adore her. They often don't even realize they are learning to read with her because they are so engaged. She is a wonderful teaching resource.

Allison Kiener, Parent, Brooklyn, NY

Colleen is the most incredible, kind and patient teacher. When she is working with my son it is like watching him with a friend who he truly adores. Colleen is able to relate to her students on a level that is extraordinary, and it makes you feel immediately comfortable in her presence.

Kate Reynolds, Parent, Brooklyn, NY

Read Write Inc. has been an integral and amazing part of my daughter's reading journey. Since she has Dyslexia, standard reading programs just didn't work and left her feeling frustrated and defeated. After attending the workshops, I have been supplementing her at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. As a parent, the program is easy to understand and implement. In a few short months, my daughter has gone from not having any understanding of phonics, to sounding out words and reading. The most amazing change has been her confidence in knowing she can read and her new found love for reading. Thank you Colleen for all of your help and support!

M. Stewart, Parent, Philadelphia, PA

My son started Read Write Inc tutoring sessions in person at the beginning of 2020. He was in Kindergarten and he was really struggling with reading. He was finding it extremely difficult and he resisted even trying to learn. He was just getting started with the tutoring sessions when the pandemic hit and everything shut down. I felt it was really important to continue with the tutoring in whatever way we could, and lucky for us, Read Write Inc was already well-positioned to support kids virtually with online video tutorials and our teacher’s existing experience with virtual teaching. We were so incredibly fortunate to have Colleen teach my son over the last 16 months. Colleen took him from hating reading to loving and excelling in reading - all through remote sessions during the pandemic. The lessons were structured in a way that minimized boredom and gave my son the opportunity to feel successful while also meeting challenges, to work hard and to also relax at the end of each session. There was continuity from the previous lesson, whether it was building upon Speed Sounds or carrying on with a story week to week. I watched him become a reader. I was so proud when he was evaluated upon entering 1st Grade and deemed to be a strong reader. Not only did Colleen teach my son to read, she also guided him towards a love and enjoyment of reading. I am still in awe when I see him quietly cuddled in a hammock, reading page after page after page; he, too, is in awe of himself when he realizes he's just breezed through several chapters.
I cannot recommend Read Write Inc. tutoring enough - even if you need to do it remotely.  I found it completely effective, unlike most other classes that just didn’t work for my son to do virtually. I really appreciated the flexibility Colleen offered, especially during this last year, and how communicative and responsive she has always been. I also was grateful for Colleen’s patience with my son who often pushes boundaries and buttons. He gained so much confidence and ability with Colleen’s help. She and the program are just the best! 
Leah Kim, Parent, Manhattan, NY

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