Yes We Can Read is changing lives!
The Yes We Can Read Photo Alphabet
Yes We Can Read, our guide to teach reading one-to-one, for learners aged from 8 to 80, continues to makes its mark.
Results from the pioneering Teach a Mate to Read project, run by Westminster City Council's Housing Partnerships, have surpassed all expectations. Across the borough's hostels for rough sleepers, in just 3 short months, hostel resident coaches have started with 19 non-readers working through Yes We Can Read.
'This is by far the most rewarding part of my job.' Project leader Victoria Aseervatham, Deputy Head of Rough Sleeping Commissioning Strategy
'I can't find the
words to say how thrilled I was when my learner started to make
immediate progress. I realised that I was teaching reading.'
'The joy you feel when
you see how happy your learner is when he gets it and is laughing
because he can do it.'
Meanwhile, Gosport Voluntary Action has celebrated the launch of new charity READ & GROW, which is creating a network of volunteer coaches to teach non-readers using Yes We Can Read.
'Reading is a valuable
skill that most of us take for granted but there are many adults in
our community whose lives are blighted because they struggle with
reading ... We can engage non-traditional learners by providing
free, one to one learning that overcomes many barriers to learning,
guided by Yes We Can Read.'
Yes We Can Read is adopted by new Academy Schools.
'Presented in a simple but effective format which is structured to deliver success.'
Yes We Can Read is voted Winner for Autumn 2010 (non-fiction) of The People's Book Prize and now a finalist in The Annual People's Book Prize 2010/11. Voting for the final opens on 1st June. Please give Yes We Can Read your support.
Yes We Can Readcomes with a free eye level reading ruler for the reader to try. If a reading ruler colour is already known, it can be selected in the "Other Information" column at the checkout; otherwise blue or yellow, the most commonly used colours, will be provided. Click here for more information on reading rulers and Visual Stress.