WHY KEYS TO READING?
Keys to reading unlocks the basic rules and patterns found in the English language to enable students to master reading and writing.
Each key (or chapter) unlocks the secret to understanding how the English language works.
The 15 keys are designed to build on the mastery of the previous KEY so that the student is confident and strong at each level before moving to the next.
Each key contains several lessons and as confidence builds, variations and exceptions to rules of spelling and grammar are introduced. Incidental revision occurs throughout the units.
HOW IS THE KEY DELIVERED?
An initial assessment of the student establishes the correct KEY level that the student should start at.
The program is delivered by a One on One tutor, specifically trained in the program. The tutor focuses on the student mastering each step before moving on.
This avoids being overwhelmed by learning all the English spelling rules at the outset.
This teaching strategy focuses on sounds, syllabification, word patterns and grammar.
These focus areas are integrated into reading, comprehension and writing activities.
A cornerstone of Keys to Reading is linking these activities, assisting the students at every step to learn the strategies to acquire literacy skills from the most basic level.
HOW IS PROGRESS MEASURED?
Standardised testing before, after and during the course delivery enables the individual progress to be measured and reviewed for each student.
KEYS TO READING has been assessing thousands of students with a range of learning speeds and attitudes for over 20 years.
THE FOUNDATION OF THE PROGRAM
The scope of sequence of KEYS TO READING runs parallel to the national benchmark reading level books.