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Why Knowing The 44 Sounds Of English Is So Critical To English Literacy

Why Knowing The 44 Sounds Of English Is So Critical To English Literacy – World Literacy Summit FUNetix is a groundbreaking reading app created for children ages 5-9 and based on 17 years of research. Learn why knowing the 44 Sounds of English is so critical to English literacy and how the history of reading and the neuroscience of reading is embedded in this app in this article. Click to read article on World Literacy Summit site

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We Are Thrilled to Introduce the Free, “Learn-To-Read” App, Called FUNetix®

Today, we are super excited to announce the universal availability of a new “Learn-to-Read” app that is the culmination of 17 years of working to battle the illiteracy crisis in America.  At the American Youth Literacy Foundation (AYLF), hundreds of volunteers have worked tirelessly over the past year to bring this “onramp to literacy,” to your child, for FREE! Our app is based on a patented curriculum that reduces the time it takes to learn how to read, to just hours.  Tested and proven for more than 17 years with thousands of children of diverse cultures, backgrounds, ethnicities and socioeconomic…

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Learning to Read is Not as Easy as Learning the ABC’s…

But it Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard! Written by Janell Randolph, Kindergarten Teacher   English Is A Challenge Reading is one of the most valuable skills developed during childhood, but learning to read the English language can also be one of the most cognitively challenging skills for a child to master.  Research has proven that learning to read is not a natural process.  Children can’t learn to read simply by listening to someone else read or guessing words by looking at the illustrations in a book.   Children do not learn to read the way they learn to speak. …

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Is Your Child Finding Learning to Read a Challenge?

FUNetix has the solution… Written by Janell Randolph, Kindergarten Teacher   According to the U.S. Department of Education (2020), 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old lack proficiency in literacy, which means approximately 130 million people read below a sixth-grade level. From research, we know that children do not develop their reading ability naturally. How to teach children to read has been researched and examined over several decades, and though we know that every child learns through their own mode of learning, and in their own unique timeline of progressing through the skills of reading (phonics), not much has changed…

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Is your child losing momentum in reading?

“Our son lost momentum when he went to all virtual schooling due to COVID. He soon fell behind in reading, and now he has lost interest…” Parents of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade students all over the country are feeling and saying the same thing.  COVID, and the disruption to the 2020 and 2021 school years, has been devastating to too many kids and too many families.  Now, many parents are asking the question, “Now what?  How do we catch up?  How do we get out of this crisis?” About 17 years ago I went through this personal family crisis with…

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