Digital Format

Read 21, in digital format, works with a laptop and microphone. Artificial Intelligence and Speech Recognition technology listens to students as they say sounds, whole words, and sentences. Students get instant feedback so that they learn to read and speak clearly.

Detailed reports are compiled at the end of each lesson to allow teachers to monitor each student’s progress and see those areas where the student may be struggling. If a student gets less than 80% on any lesson, they are directed to review each sound or skill of the area of struggle and repeat the relevant portions of the lesson before moving on.

Traditional Classroom Material

Read 21 is available in physical format using traditional classroom materials, including flash cards for the basic 26 letters, 21 consonant blends, 56 high-use sound blends, 23 prefixes, 30 end sounds, and 300 of the most common sight words. The materials also include a teacher’s manual and cards to track each student’s progress.

Students can be taught either individually or in a small group and learn to read in 21 hours or less. While most responses are oral, students should have whiteboards and dry erase markers to engage their auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Our follow-up program helps students develop comprehension, stronger fluency, and critical thinking skills. This is currently only available in physical form with traditional classroom materials. The autonomous digital version is expected to be available in Spring of 2023. This follow-up program references reading passages and questions that develop critical thinking skills. By the end of these additional 21 lessons, most children in grades 3-5 are not only reading but have advanced to their current grade level in comprehension.

Teacher Support

Read 21 offers teachers and schools support in the form of training videos, in-person training seminars, observation, and coaching.