A Non- Racist Teaching Tool that Reinstates the Transformative Power of Reading 21st Century- Learner-centered- Quick and Easy

An effective, student-centered, online teaching tool for teachers, homeschoolers, parents, community organizations, formerly incarcerated, or NGOs that sponsor educational programs worldwide

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

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Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

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Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

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Corporations, Celebrities, etc.

A Revolutionary Way to Teach and Learn Changing the Trajectory of Literacy Worldwide


Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

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Our Schools are the most racist institutions in our society!

Liberating Teaching and Learning (LTL) provides a protest tool for “learner-led classroom reform” – moving classrooms from a controlling, white, male supremacy model, to a 21st century, learner-centered, all ethnically inclusive model. LTL incorporates educational philosophies that support a variety of researched teaching and learning models proven to be effective in increasing achievement for African American learners and others.

Learning to Read Our Way!

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

What it is...

A revolutionary reading strategy that integrates phonics, whole language, and critical literacy and uses the individual strengths, interests, culture, and history of groups of learners to teach transformative reading in as little as two to three month's time.

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

How it works...

Teams of learners are guided through a systematic study of phonics, the rules, and critical literacy. They read to become aware of racial and social injustices and create solutions to change them. At the same time, learning gaps are quickly filled to build a solid foundation for reading.

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

Why it works...

Reading gaps are filled, and learners learn to read quickly, learners' interests and unique learning styles are embraced. What is learned is relevant and empowers them to change lives.

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

Who it Benefits...

Struggling readers K-adult, in or outside of the classroom, and teachers who need professional development in implementing 21st Century, non-racist, student-centered, teaching and learning strategies.

Who will buy the reading strategy Learning to Read Our Way?

Those who want to increase literacy, but need a quick and effective teaching tool to teach people to read. They would be schools, organizations, individuals, and others who are interested in reaching out to educate and empower members of the society through reading literacy.

  • Teachers
  • Homeschoolers
  • Parents
  • Celebrities who provide sponsorships, educate through their foundations and other programs
  • Corporations/Businesses as part of their outreach efforts (sponsorships)
  • Faith-based and community organizations (sports teams, boys & girls clubs, camps, etc.), social clubs ( fraternities & sororities), mentors, etc.
  • Homeschoolers
  • Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated children and adults
  • Exploited countries, especially African countries (townships, private and government schools), Central and South Americans, etc.

Reading and Writing for Social Justice

Lesson Summaries

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

Lesson 1 - Fast, Fun & Easy

Lesson 1 - Fast, Fun & Easy

Learn the alphabet, sound-symbol relationship, rules and strong decoding skills - moving to multi-syllabic words quickly. Critical literacy is stressed, read to learn of your history and culture. Read and write for social justice - to change your real-life problems. 

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Lesson 2 - Students Bring Lessons to Life!

Lesson 2 - Students Bring Lessons to Life!

Reading fluency, comprehension, spelling and vocabulary improve through increased, reading and writing routines, while integrating vowel sounds, word parts and governing rules. Read to learn of your history, culture, and interest. Critically read and write for social justice - to change your real-life problems. 

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Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)

Lesson 3 - We Learn Our Way!

Lesson 3 - We Learn Our Way!

Learners' interest and styles of learning are incorporated into all lessons. Reading and writing skills are applied through more learner selected complex materials and extended reading and writing routines. Storytelling and story writing skills are honed. Extended word parts and word building skills are learned and applied.

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Lesson 4 - Empowered to Change Lives!

Lesson 4 - Empowered to Change Lives!

Final study of word parts are integrated into all the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills learned. All are applied through learner selected readings, from a complex African American classic, and real social justice projects designed to change lives.

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The Lessons

NOTE:

The author is aware of the long-standing debates in academia regarding:

  • Phonics vs. whole language – both are used in this strategy;
  • The meaning of phonics vs. phonemic awareness vs. phonetics – phonics is used in this strategy;
  • Whether to teach phonics beyond a certain grade level – anybody who does not read will receive phonics instruction.

Volumes of research have been done showing the dire literacy rate in the USA. We will not focus much on that. Instead, we focus on how to teach people to read using an easy yet effective strategy with powerful lessons. LESS IS MORE!!

Learning to Read Our Way (ltROW)
  • Literacy skills -reading, writing, thinking, listening and speaking;
  • Phonetic skills and rules (decoding skills to build reading and spelling fluency and comprehension);
  • Whole language- the integration of sound/symbols, contextual cues and word patterns;
  • Critical literacy and social action to learn to reflect on their position in society and take action to bring about change toward a more just society; and,
  • A variety of comprehension strategies, i.e., (vocabulary development, retelling, wide reading, building prior knowledge, reading from their interests, history, and culture, and lots of independent reading time).
  1. ltROW's four lessons (purchased one at a time), with 6-8 concepts, are taught by an instructor (a doctor in education) and viewed via the website.
  2. Learners learn collaboratively and cooperatively because 'learning is an active construction of meaning, not a passive receptive process.'
  3. A facilitator (any person with a good 5th grade education or above) is needed to guide groups of learners through the four lessons in sequence.
  4. The instructor and facilitator serve as guides on the side, not sages on the stage. The instructor provides the pre-determined concepts and skills that need to be taught in each lesson and "the learners bring the lessons to life" by determining their best way to learn and best curricula that extend and reinforce their learning.
  5. The learner moves from lesson to lesson only after mastery has been evidenced in the previous lesson, which can occur in as little as one -two weeks.
  6. All learners, regardless of age, begin with lesson I and advance based on the guide below to ensure all phonetic skills and concepts are acquired- forming a strong foundation for reading.
  7. The learning experience is greatest when learners are grouped in 4s and paired, engaged in the lessons 2- 3 hours daily, and reading at least 3 hours per day.
  8. Once lessons are accessed, learners have one month in which to complete them. Lessons are purchased one at a time in sequence- i.e., Lesson II cannot be purchased until Lesson I has been completed, etc.
  9. The average facilitator can guide 2 groups of 4 learners (8), one group per two week period to easily complete the lesson in 1 month. If a teacher is leading the lesson, she might increase the number of groups.

QUOTE

Learning to READ OUR WAY (ltROW) has been used for decades to teach people to read quickly and easily, making 1-2 year grade level gains in as little as 2-3 months time - needing only writing tools (pencil, paper, computer), student-selected reading materials, their learning styles and interests.

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Pricing

Lessons are purchased one at a time, in sequence - they build on each other, i.e., Lesson II cannot be purchased until Lesson I has been completed, etc. You may only need the first two lessons. Buy only what you need. This is not about selling a lesson, rather it is about building a solid foundation for your reading.

Lessons are available for one month. We encourage a readiness/urgency to teach the lessons when purchased. Buy only when ready to teach/learn. Learning happens quickly and easily.

LESSON 1

$49.99 for 30 Day Access
  • 8 Concepts
  • 8 or More Learners
  • Lays Foundation

LESSON 2

$49.99 for 30 Day Access
  • 6 Concepts
  • 8 or More Learners
  • Per Facilitator

LESSON 3

$49.99 for 30 Day Access
  • 8 Concepts
  • 8 or More Learners
  • Per Facilitator

LESSON 4

$49.99 for 30 Day Access
  • 5 Concepts
  • 8 or More Learners
  • Per Facilitator

Mission Statement

To teach large groups of people to read worldwide – ‘Reading’ is the most important skill a learner can have. Yet, our schools are not teaching the masses of our people to read. Reading is:

  • Key to success and freedom.
  • The gateway to all other knowledge-not reading, blocks the pathway to every subject in school and limits entry into society.
  • Key for a thriving society.