Literacy Specialist on a Mission To Eradicate Illiteracy in this country and empower one reader at a time
DR. SUKI STONE
Literacy consultant specialist on a mission to teach children and adults with reading challenges to read in 14 days or less
MISSION: EMPOWERING MINDS ONE READER AT A TIME
Children Achieve in 14 Days, Success Rate of 98%
Stop the Cycle Of Illiteracy
Hiring Teachers To Continue the Legacy
An Introduction About the Write Read Lead program
Practical Teaching Experience With Academic Research Proof
Having spent the past four decades teaching children with special education needs, Dr. Stone determined that some children with learning disabilities were being forgotten. This prompted her to design a new method to teach these children to read where traditional methods had failed them.
Since receiving her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University jointly with San Diego State University, she has led a crusade to recognize that children now have an answer to what they have believed their entire life: They are brilliant, passionate, and able to read independently.
Dr. Stone Has a 98% Success Rate and Knows That Teaching Children To Read Changes Lives
Research has shown that 47% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities in the state of California. Children transform from being frustrated and distraught to excited and happy upon entering the world of reading thanks to this program. Dr. Stone has a 98% success rate and most children are dismissed from their special education placements after just 14 days with her.
The media in San Diego adore Dr. Stone and have covered her story; many parents, teachers, and children validate the positive results. Students were graduating from college when they were told in elementary school they had no chance of reading beyond the 3rd-grade level.
Why Phonics Is Not the Answer - Writing Is the Secret Tool to Reading
Children are visual learners. Children learn through self-expression. The Write Read Lead program teaches writing, reading, and comprehension to children with learning disabilities. The philosophy behind the program originates with the writing process, whereby writing is the answer to learning to read.
Researcher, Roach Van Allen states, “What We Think We Can Say; What We Say We Can Write; and What We Write We Can Read.” Reading begins with the children’s personal experiences, not skills. Children become the teachers; they write and read before introducing skills.
Dr. Stone knows the secrets to why reading is taught before skills and is ready to tell the world.
What's the Write Read Lead secret The child is the teacher!
Assessment: An initial assessment, a pre-test is given to children and adults enrolling in the Write Read Lead® Program to determine a reading score before the 14-day sessions begin.
The reading score is standardized to include rate, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. After completing the Write Read Lead Program, a post-test is given to determine the level of reading improvement.
- Knowledge of reading levels before beginning sessions
- Knowledge of strengths
- Knowledge of weaknesses
- Preparation of reading sessions
- Assesses comprehension skills for each story
Write Read Lead® Program Description: The program consists of 14 days or fewer daily sessions. Sessions last 1-10 are stories created by students. Sessions last 1-1/2 hours. Each story is related to the student’s interest or passion. Each story is about 5 sentences. Each session includes dictation, writing, reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling.
Mini-lessons are given with each session. These lessons teach particular skills such as compound words and contractions. They are reviewed when students use words that identify those skills in their stories. The stories from their personal experiences provide a foundation for reading other authors’ work.
- Children learn their personal knowledge is the foundation for their reading success
- Children read fluently with expression
- All comprehension questions are answered correctly
- Self-confidence is increased after session one and continues throughout the rest of the sessions
- Learn new vocabulary to use in writing
- Practice using Roget’s International Thesaurus
Students begin to read an age-appropriate book of their choice. The book can be either fiction or nonfiction. The objective is to choose a book that they are interested in reading and may have had difficulty reading before the Write Read Lead® Program.
These sessions help the students transfer their knowledge of writing and reading their own stories to reading other authors’ work. In addition, they experience reading independently as they have an awareness of skills and fluency.
- Confidence to read independently
- Effectively comprehend material written by another author
- Reading with improved fluency
- Acquire lifelong literacy skills
- Become more confident with writing skills using new vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation
The Write Read Lead® Program
A Proprietary Program Created By Dr. Stone
Engage Dr. Stone to work with individual clients (children or adults) for 14 consecutive days or several times a week equal to 14 sessions and she can be contacted for personalized sessions.
The program is effective for children beginning at age 7 and for adults who have difficulty reading and comprehending the material.
The Write Read Lead Program uses a personally generated list of topics students choose related to passions or interests.
They dictate their own story, read, and acquire new vocabulary and spelling skills. Comprehension questions are generated directly from their stories, choosing words from their stories to learn to spell.
Skills are incorporated into individual stories created. Since children typically have a 35,000-word vocabulary before entering school, their stories encompass their experiences, including vocabulary they know.
The Write Read Lead program extends students’ vocabulary and concentrates on comprehension of their stories.
If your children need an alternative approach to improvement of reading skills contact Dr. Stone at (858) 487-7889 or email [email protected]
Business executives can offer employees a chance to improve their literacy skills and the skills of their children or other family members. Contact Dr. Stone for further information.