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Welcome to the Basic Literacy Skills website,

On this website you'll find information about how to teach reading to children, teenagers and adults.

I have set out with a seriously ambitious goal: to equip anyone who can speak and read English to be able to teach another English-speaker to read.

My materials are designed to equip untrained parents and inexperienced tutors to teach reading.

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What's Available Here?

On this site, you'll find a wealth of information that will make clear to you why there is a literacy problem in the English-speaking world. To learn more about this issue, go to the FAQ/Info section, and look in Research. (Words in bold are headings that can be found in the navigation bar at the top of the page.) The FAQ/Info section also contains information on other literacy-related topics.

If you've arrived here because you're searching for a way to solve someone's reading problem, look at the Articles section. There may be enough information in those sections to solve your problem. There are articles on topics such as: The Alphabetic Principle, the Brain and LiteracyDyslexia Statistics and Symptoms, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, the Principles of Teaching and Whole Word. These articles are available in pdf format, which you are free to print or download and share.

The Teaching Aids section contains a wealth of inexpensive material that can be used with any Phonics-based learn to read program. If you're already using a phonics-based program, but are having some problems, the information in the Teaching Aids booklets might be all you need to solve your problem. These aids are available in pdf format, for easy reading, printing and downloading.

I also offer my own reading course. To learn more about it, see the information below or click Reading in the navigation bar. With my course it takes 25 hours of teaching to provide students with all the information they need to be able to read anything! Then, they just need to practise - they can use my Reader to do that. See the sidebar to download the Reading Course Sample, to see how you can teach someone to read more than 80 words in the next 5 days.

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