Fantastic Phonics in Liberia … The video above shows the EGRA intervention in the classroom, using Fantastic PhonicsThe video above is the summary and report of the EGRA research USAID and its partners have developed an extraordinarily successful reading program, with...Read More
In Rwanda, the organisation charged with implementing the literacy intervention is EDC.org. Funded by USAID, EDC is responsible for implementing a literacy intervention into all 2700 Rwandan schools. Fantastic Phonics will be a part of that initiative. The programme that is...Read More
Despite the billions of dollars invested each year, literacy in developing nations is characterised by low levels of literacy. Among donor nations and aid organisations, there has been a growing awareness that, without significant improvements in reading levels, developing...Read More
If you teach literacy in a class room, then you should watch this video. It shows how school children are taught with Fantastic Phonics, and demonstrates how effectively an entire class can be engaged. Made by USAID as part of its research, the video shows that learning to read...Read More
Teach the World to Read - free learn-to-read phonics program
“Education is not the filling of a pail ... but the lighting of a fire.”
Teach the World to Read provides an evidence-based, successful reading program for early readers - Grades 2 & 3.
"Fantastic Phonics" has been tested several times, most recently by USAID, in Liberia. In its Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) program (2008-2010), Fantastic Phonics was tested in 700 schools. Based on the extraordinary results gained with the project, the EGRA Plus project was expanded to more than 2000 schools in 2012.
• 400% general reading improvement
Core Benefits of Fantastic Phonics
Vital reading for anyone involved in literacy
Download the final USAID research report
Download the EGRA Plus: Teacher Manual – Volume 1
Download the EGRA Plus: Teacher Manual – Volume 2
Teach the World to Read was set up 8 years ago with the explicit intention to provide a free reading resource to children in under-privileged communities around the world.
During that time, nearly one million downloads of the material have been made, and it has been distributed to more than 250,000 children in schools in South Africa alone, in Government funded and researched literacy interventions.
If you are a charity, or a school in a developing community , you can register for the free program. Find out how here.
A large scale, 2 year intervention program was conducted in Liberia, in 2008-2010.
The research showed that children using Fantastic Phonics were learning to read at a rate of four times faster than children not using the program.
1.9 school years jump in phonemic awareness,
1.8 school years jump in familiar word reading,
8.0 years jump in unfamiliar word fluency,
1.9 years jump in oral reading fluency,
2.0 years jump in reading comprehension. Read more.
A rapidly growing list of partners are assisting Teach the World to Read to reach our target of 1 million children by 2013. Click here