Ready to Read is an early childhood series with a progressive, 3-step approach. Through focused practice, students build a foundation for reading, gaining 300 new words.
- Lessons follow a predictable Let’s begin!, Let’s practice!, Let’s read! structure that supports progressive learning.
- Students learn new words through repeated exposure and reading practice using the Look and Say method.
- Tracing key words helps children build their motor skills as a prerequisite for and an introduction to writing.
- Readings are accompanied by task-based activities, such as matching or coloring, and summaries are included that consolidate the learning.
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)
PIRLS is an international study of reading achievement by 4th graders conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. In 2001 Singapore students ranked 15th, but by 2006 they had jumped to 4th place. Singapore also ranked 2nd among education systems that took tests solely in English. In 2011, Singapore had the highest percentage (24%) of students reaching the Advanced International Benchmark.