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Yes We Can Read: an award-winning 1 to 1 reading tool

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Yes we can read

Yes We Can Read

“I am 61 and I am reading at long last… I’m proving to myself each day that I can do it. Now I have something to look forward to.”

Yes We Can Read is an award-winning one-to-one reading tool for learners aged from 8 to 80.

Yes We Can Read is a phonics-based programme to develop reading for meaning. It has a unique photo-alphabet which makes it particularly helpful for learners with dyslexia.

Our oldest learner is Patrick (74) and our youngest coach is an 11 year old boy who is teaching his father to read!

Yes We Can Read

No teaching experience required

Anyone who can read fluently can teach a non or poor reader to read in six months or less. No training or other qualifications are required. One-to-one is the key!

Just pick up the book and go!

As soon as the coach has read 2 pages of clear and simple guidance, the learner can start the journey to become a fluent reader of English.

Dyslexia support

With its unique photo-alphabet, well-spaced text and easy-to-read font, this programme is ideal for learners with Dyslexia.

Yes We Can Read is used successfully:

  • in adult learning and community education
  • in hostels, prisons & YOI’s
  • in the workplace
  • in community reading groups
  • in primary and secondary schools
  • by parents teaching their children at home

Who will you teach to read?

If you can read… and have some spare time and a willing learner, then you can give the life-long gift of reading to your child, or a friend, a relative, a workmate, your neighbour – to anyone! The two of you just need the Yes We Can Read book and a couple of hours a week for a few months.

For more information, please visit our website

This book will appeal to anyone who wants to learn to read or help someone else to read in a way which will not make the learner feel belittled, stupid or babyish. It is presented in a simple, but effective format which is structured to deliver success and to minimise and address errors.
Book Review – SEN Magazine

It’s the simplicity of the concept that makes it a hugely hopeful aspect of an otherwise grim societal failing. It needs to be supported.
Deborah Orr, The Guardian

Here is a very original means to spread literacy amongst all those who have found difficulty in reading… for whatever reason. Its great feature, and highly original one, is to allow ANY adult who can read to become a teacher to those who cannot. This is a universal benefit not to be found in similar schemes. Brilliant!
Voter, The People’s Book Prize

Order information

Yes We Can Read
Author: Libby Coleman & Nick Ainley
ISBN: 9781842310755
Price: £35.00
Online orders will include a FREE Eye Level Reading Ruler (while stocks last) designed to aid learners with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD, scotopic sensitivity and other special needs.

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