Reading is a legally recognized fundamental human right.
When we teach children to read, we literally change the entire trajectory of their lives by opening doors to opportunities.
Let’s act now and help them open the doors to education, employment, and health.
Brain Friendly Reading Mission and Vision
The science of reading is clear. A convergence of the brain research unequivocally points us toward structured literacy. Michigan's children need this approach in their classrooms in order to achieve the 90-95% literacy rate seen in schools in America where structured literacy is used. Would you like those numbers in your school?
Listen to Cameron offer advice to other children about what to do if they are finding reading challenging.
In this 23-minute video you can get an overview of what we are talking about when we use the words "Science of Reading" and "Structured Literacy."
Using this strategy alongside chart tapping is a game changer for struggling readers. It's so simple it can be incorporated into any reading program and provides for phonemic awareness, phonemic segmentation and blending. 3-min. video
Funded by Pathways Foundation, you are receiving a training worth hundreds of dollars. This $45 price includes the 4 hours of training (videos recorded for watching and rewatching), plus materials and group coaching through the fall.
Comparable 30-hour, Level 1 Orton-Gillingham based programs are valued at over $1,000. Thanks to generous funding from Pathways Foundation, you are about to embark on a journey to become. a highly-skilled reading teacher regardless of whether you work with children in a classroom, individually or as a home educator!
Study at your own pace in this asynchronous 30-hour training course that equips you with the skills you need for individual, small group or whole group instruction. Live Monday night group group coaching calls give you an opportunity to ask questions and connect with the larger BFR community, master tutors and trainers. Once you register you will receive the links for the videos and the materials. The course fee includes all of the training and materials.
If you'd like to take the training and want to pay in installments, that's just fine! Register today and save your spot. Email us and let us know what payment plan will work for you. Several scholarships are also available.
Saturday, November 21. 10 am - 11:15 pm
Come learn practical, hands-on techniques to help your child grow their reading and spelling skills. You'll receive materials you can print and begin using with your child right away. Once registered, you'll be sent a Zoom link. Class 'doors' will open at 9:30. Training will begin at 10. Questions will be taken periodically throughout the course and at the end.
We are updating the Sound Charts (1st Chart, Short Vowel Chart, Syllables Chart) used for learning the sound/symbol correspondences. So, we are selling off this first edition of the Training Companion Guide for a fraction of its full retail cost.