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!
I loved gaining immediate hands-on knowledge through practice.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
"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."
"Very meaningful, thorough, and practical."
"The training was fabulous!"
"It makes so much sense!"
Read Write Inc. is very practical, do-able, and kid-friendly. It jumps right into independence for the kids!
Our trainer has been amazing. We feel totally supported and appreciate her realistic, personalised approach (and sense of fun!).
Time and time again teachers and learning support assistants have identified Read Write Inc. Phonics as one of the biggest strengths in school.
The training was great fun and ensured that all staff felt confident teaching the programme.
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.
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.
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.
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!