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We Can Fix Our Literacy Crisis!

Recently, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Nicholas Kristof, entitled “Two-thirds of Our Kids Struggle to Read, and We Know How To Fix It.” You can read it here: In this article, Kristof wrote, “There is growing evidence from neuroscience and careful experiments that the United States has adopted reading strategies that…
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February 27, 2023 0

Thinking of Ordering? FREE Tools to Help

CR Success Learning has prided itself on applying scientific reading research into practical and engaging programs of instruction. See our complete School Catalog that visually depicts our curricula, and shows the new updated materials. We have prepared worksheets to assist you as you organize an order. We have identified items that are: Essential to teach…
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May 4, 2022 0

The Best and the Rest – See How CR Success Compares

There are many literacy programs that promise to follow the Science of Reading (SoR). One of the most significant decisions for a school is which literacy program they will choose. Which one stands out as the best program? Due to the myriad of programs available, the evaluation of programs can be aformidable one. It can…
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March 22, 2022 0

Handwriting Has Significant Importance in Literacy Instruction

Read on to learn more about our handwriting program and to receivea FREE brochure on letter reversals as well as free offers with thepurchase of the handwriting program. In the recent past, handwriting has taken a backseat in literacy education. Butresearch reveals that handwriting is actually, in the words of Laura Stewart, “acritical piece of…
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March 11, 2022 0

Introducing our Comprehensive Product and Program Catalogs

Dear Colleagues, CR Success Learning has prided itself on applying scientific reading research into practical and engaging programs of instruction.  We now have two catalogs that visually display and organizes these programs. These catalogs have been long-anticipated, and we are excited to share them with you! The first 74-page School Catalog is structured for easy…
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December 10, 2021 0

How much time should be spent on teaching rhyming?

As I delivered Pari to her Kindergarten classroom, her teacher pulled me aside to express her concerns. I was pleased with her progress – she knows all her sounds, is beginning to blend them together and is motivated to read. I also knew the problems – Pari has difficulty rhyming and struggles to memorize sentences…

February 19, 2019 0

Sight Words, High-frequency Words, Irregular Words: Understanding the Differences

High-frequency words (Dolch), irregular words, sight words: these terms are often used as if they have the same meaning. However, there are important differences. First, we must understand the term decodable words. These words are read by converting letters to sounds and blending those sounds to form a word. With basic decoding strategies, a student…
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June 16, 2017 0

Should I Teach Letter Names or Letter Sounds?

Observers in a CR Success classroom often remark on the high engagement level of the students and the unique materials being used. Specific language is also a key consideration when teaching the lesson. Listen to this CR Success teacher, “Spell the word hot. How many sounds do you hear? Yes, three. Pinch each sound as…
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June 14, 2017 0