Immediately after trying ReadingKEY, you'll observe three features that make ReadingKEY a
superior choice for your reading improvement program:
1. More Progress in Less Time
The ReadingKEY Program makes the learning process far more
efficient, thereby resulting in more progress in less time. Students
typically advance 1 year in reading ability in just two to three months with 20-30 minute
instruction 4-5 days a week. This increased learning ability by your student can be
seen in just 10 minutes and the true power of the program can be seen in astounding
retention of the previous days vocabulary after 24 hours. This improved learning
rate is easily seen by the student (and teacher), resulting in higher self-esteem,
confidence, willingness to work, and more importantly, letting everyone see that important
goals are now attainable..
2. Very Easy to Use
ReadingKEY makes your job easier as preparation time is
dramatically reduced. We've done all the work for you and laid out materials in an
easy to use sequential format. Just PRINT several vocabulary lists - tape them along
a wall - and follow the four memorization steps at the top of each page. Move onto
the next list only when your student can say the 7 words in under four
seconds. If you complete two lists per day you are advancing your student two years
in reading ability in one years time. If you complete 3 lists per day you are then
advancing your student 3 years in one years time - etc. Classrooms that
maintain steady progress of one list per day using the "Classroom Reading Wall
Program" will insure their students are learning precisely what they should be
learning for their grade. To read testimonials from schools that have used
ReadingKEY - click here.
3. A Reading Program
that Just Makes Sense
Students learn words according to their statistical frequency of
use (most-common to least-common) as found in popular grade level textbooks including
Literature, Geography, Social Studies, Science, and even Math textbooks. The
ReadingKEY Program introduces approximately 700-800 new reading words for each Grade
(Grade 1 introduces 340 words). The vocabulary words have been sub-divided into
vowel sound categories of about 7 words per list (this strategy alone contributes greatly
to student progress). The decoding techniques your student will learn using ReadingKEY
also teaches them how to "figure-out" words they don't know and greatly improves
Reading Programs Must Incorporate Research Findings from No Child
We are firm believers in the research
No Child Left Behind. No Child Left Behind is a U.S. Government project
that funded research at college universities from Florida to California to find out which
methods work better for teaching children how to read. After decades of work,
No Child Left Behind concluded that vocabulary and fluency (also
called "word recognition") are the first critical steps toward achieving maximum
reading progress and maximum understanding of reading material (also called
comprehension). In other words, students must first be able to read the words in
sentences and paragraphs both correctly and easily - before they can be expected to
understand the written material. It is hard to argue with this logic, but
unfortunately, many reading programs still do not insure that vocabulary and fluency are
attained before engaging in elaborate comprehension exercises.
Knowing What to Teach
If it is agreed upon that No Child Left
Behind is correct in their conclusions that vocabulary and fluency must
first be achieved for successful reading to follow, we then need to know which vocabulary
words should be taught and in what order.
Analysis of Popular Academic
ReadingKEY has completed extensive word analysis of grade level textbooks used in school
districts nation-wide to identify the precise reading words students must know for their
grade level. After following student performance for nearly 10 years, results show
when students know these grade level reading words - they typically score in the top 10%
on any standardized reading test. ReadingKEY teaches vocabulary words according
to their priority (from most-common to least-common) in small groups of about 7 words per
list. Each list is also organized along vowel sound categories which further
enhances the learning rate for students. Each grade level list contains
approximately 700 words (Grade 1 contains only 340 words). We use a proven
step-by-step process that is not only effective, but highly motivational for the students
and very, very easy to use for parents and teachers.
Two Programs Included:
One for the Classroom -
One for Private "One-on-One"
Whether you teach reading to a
classroom of students or to one student at a time in a private setting, ReadingKEY has the
perfect materials for you. After reading this introduction, please try our free
materials at the FREE TRIAL link above. We have a
Classroom Reading Wall Program for school teachers that will insure all students are being
taught precisely what they should be learning for their grade level. Our Remedial
Program (called the Student Reading Wall Program) is designed for quickly pulling-up
students who are reading one, two, three or more years below their current grade level.
Typical results seen are 1 year advancement in reading test scores in 2-3 months with
three or four 30 minute lessons weekly.
What Makes a Better
A better reading program is one that
enables students to make more progress in less time. The efficiency of
any reading instruction process will determine how far your student(s) advance over the
year, as well as how they will perform on your state's important end-of-year testing. A
higher reading level also means superior comprehension when reading textbooks in
Geography, History, Science and even Math. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how
easy ReadingKEY is to use. Many schools use ReadingKEY alongside their current
reading program resulting in greatly improved effectiveness.
Powerful Help for Below Grade Level Students
If you are working with a "below
grade level student," it is essential for you bring their reading level up to par
early in the game. Every year that passes that this is not done, your student will fall
further and further and further behind, resulting in increased loss of interest in school,
poor self-esteem and increased risk for behavioral issues. You can stop and reverse this
downward spiral quickly with ReadingKEY. Just print our free Student Reading Wall
Lists beginning with the lists that are 6-12 months earlier than your student's
current reading level. Tape the lists along any wall about 3 feet off the
floor side by side (as in the picture above). Just follow the steps at the top of
each page and watch progress like you've never seen before. Our special memorization
techniques really do work! Even students with moderate learning difficulties
typically advance one year in reading level in just two or three months with only 15-20
minutes of instruction 3 or 4 days a week !!!
When to teach word reading (saying the
When to teach word meaning (definitions)
We've boasted quite a bit about the
efficiency of ReadingKEY in comparison to other methods. Part of this improved
efficiency is knowing when to teach word reading and when to teach word meaning
(definitions). As an example, for a student to reach a reading level of high 3rd
Grade, beginning 4th, he or she needs to know the 2000 "most-common" words
found in textbooks for Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3. They must be able to say these 2000
words at a rate of about 1/2 to 3/4 second per word. It is important to know that
English speaking students already know the meaning of these words as these are what we
call the "common conversational words" used in their everyday
communication. When this 1/2 - 3/4 second goal is achieved for these 2000 vocabulary
words - reading comprehension improves dramatically! If your student is
currently using one of the many reading programs that practice elaborate comprehension
exercises, you are achieving only limited progress if the student cannot first read the
words fluently. In other words, vocabulary and fluency first and comprehension
will automatically follow. If you are teaching the other way around (comprehension
before fluency), you are wasting valuable time and dramatically reducing the efficiency of
the learning-to-read process. Many school districts now require their reading
programs to be "researched based." This is intended to insure that
schools purchase reading programs that incorporate vocabulary and fluency as part of their
curriculum (as recommended by No Child Left Behind Research). Research-based does
not mean that a reading company has conducted its own research.
Worksheets that Effectively Teach Word Meaning and Proper Usage
Vocabulary words taught in Grades 4, 5
and 6 require a different strategy to be successful. Here, we not only insure the
student can read the words fluently, but also teach proper word meaning through various
exercises in the corresponding Vocabulary Building Worksheets. These exercises do an
excellent job in getting those difficult definitions memorized.
3 Main Advantages
over other Reading Programs
1. Faster Progress: Your student's reading ability
will improve much faster and this new rate of progress can be seen immediately.
2. Ease of Implementation - Very easy to use -
No need to master complicated learning techniques. Just follow the 4
memorization steps in our Fluency Builder Lists or the 10 Steps in our Classroom Program
for unprecedented progress! We also have demonstration videos so you can see both
programs in action.
3. Total Organization: All lessons are
laid out for you in sequential order from Grade 1 through Grade 6. Vocabulary
words are organized from "most-common" to "least-common" - giving you
the perfect order for instruction throughout the year. Organization of the words
into lists of common vowel sound and reading rule categories further increases the
efficiency of the learning process as well as greatly improving spelling skills.
4. Confidence: You'll always know an accurate
reading level for your student with ReadingKEY. Each lesson is marked with the Grade
and Week it is normally taught in school. You'll observe progress after just 10
minutes and see nearly 100% retention when testing your student the following morning.
This permanent retention after 24 hours is solid proof that ReadingKEY techniques really
are different and immensely effective!
Over 7000 schools and parents have
purchased the ReadingKey Vocabulary Program since its introduction in 1999. See our
testimonials here - If you
are not yet a ReadingKey member, and would like to try this highly effective and easy to
use reading program, please click the "FREE TRIAL" link at the top of the page.
We also have a quick test at the top of the Free Trial page to determine your
student's approximate reading level or you can use our new 5 minute online reading test
accessible in the FREE TRIAL section.
Watch the ReadingKEY Video
Click the picture at
left to watch ReadingKey developer Richard Pressinger use the "Stop at the Vowel
Sound" technique with the FLUENCY BUILDER LISTS for rapidly advancing the
student's reading ability. These Fluency Builder Lists are the muscle behind
ReadingKEY and very easy to use. Use the program for 15 minutes daily to achieve
tremendous progress - here's all you do:
Take our 5 minute online reading test to determine
where to start.
||Download and print the lists recommended from the test.
Tape the lists along a wall 3 feet off the floor
side by side
Pull up two chairs and follow the four simple
directions at the top of each list and watch your student progress at a dramatically
No reason to spend hundreds or thousands of
dollars on reading programs or tutoring services that are less effective.
ReadingKEY can be purchased for $89.95 on CD with 1 year password access - $49.95 for 6
month password access and $7.95 for a monthly membership. We also offer a School
Site License at greatly reduced prices giving all teachers access to all materials for all
grades K through 6.
30 Day Guarantee
Use ReadingKEY with confidence. We
know that choosing the right reading program can be an overwhelming task so we provide you
with a full 30 day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied for any reason,
just call for a full refund during the 30 day period. We also invite you to view
ReadignKEY testimonials from teachers, parents, and school administrators - please see our
More information on purchase options can be seen from
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