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Keys to Reading Success™ provides you with the tools and resources to make a difference in life of every student -- especially those who have not been successful in reading.
Impact on Learning

"From 86%-99% of students in grades 1-5 accelerated to read from 1-8 years above grade level in reading within 9 months."  
--M. Smith, Asst. Supt. Curriculum, Manteno District, Illinois
Maximizing Achievement

Keys to Reading Success delivers proven results. Read the research section showing how student scores increased in months. Studies show the dramatic impact this program has on improved student achievement.
Helps Grades 4-6 Students Rise to Grade Level and Beyond in the Shortest Possible

Teachers of students in Grades 4-6 face a critical challenge—teaching a demanding curriculum in all content areas and literature to students who lack basic reading skills. Trained to teach content area subjects with texts written at higher reading levels, teachers in Grades 4-6 are expected to cover the curriculum while helping struggling students who are below grade level in reading. Keys to Reading Success™ can help your students reach grade level and beyond in less than a school year so that they can read higher level content proficiently.

Keys to Reading Success™ has proven to raise 88-98% of all student’s in Grades 4 through 6 from 2 to 5 grade levels in less than 9 months.

It has raised student scores on state tests from 2/3 of the students scoring below state standard to 2/3 above state standard in one school year.

This success can be yours through this dynamic, powerful program, Keys to Reading Success™.

Keys to Reading Success™ was developed by Ricki Linksman, author of How to Learn Anything Quickly (Barnes and Noble, 2001), Solving Your Child’s Reading Problems, and Your Child Can Be a Great Reader, and Director of National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning. She has trained thousands of from teachers from grades 4-6 help students achieve reading success. She has now made her proven tools and techniques available to teachers across the nation through this Internet delivered pre-K, K-12 and college program.  

Use Keys to Reading Success™ with the Power of Internet Technology to:

·      Administer quick and easy reading screenings to find students who are reading below grade level.

·      Easily administer a complete on-line reading diagnostic test within minutes to students to give an instant profile of your student’s reading level, fluency, word-reading ability, vocabulary, and comprehension skills, phonics skills, and phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, and graphophonemic awareness.

·      Generate instant reports and an Individual Reading Plan for each student to  know what gaps to remediate.

·      Provide targeted instruction to insure mastery of reading.

·      Disaggregate data to form flexible groupings for instruction.

·      Automatically monitor and document progress and growth.

Special Features of Keys to Reading Success™:

Screening and Diagnosis:

Using the power of technology Keys to Reading Success™ provides, in real time, a complete diagnosis of students’ reading levels and skills in word-reading, comprehension (literal and inferential), vocabulary, reading speed, and fluency rate. There are also phonics tests, phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, and graphophonemic awareness tests. Tests are scored instantly with immediate results. 

The program automatically generates an individual reading plan that prescribes what to teach the student for improvement, and produces reports for each student that you can use as the basis for instruction in reading.

The diagnostic and assessment data is disaggregated into numerous fields to meet the reporting needs of classroom teachers, and to meet the requirements of NCLB for your school and state.

An optional learning style and brain hemispheric preference test helps the teacher find the student’s strongest learning modality so the student can receive instruction adapted to accelerate learning.  


·      Keys to Reading Success™ contains an entire Pre-K, K-12 and college course in all aspects of reading with proven, explicit metacognitive lesson plans. For those students who cannot decode words due to lack of phonics skills, there is an accelerated course in phonics that can be taught within four to nine months so your students can gain the skills to decode challenging words in Grades 4-6 text and prepare them for junior high school. Lessons in literal and inferential comprehension and vocabulary skills help them develop strategies to understand a wide variety of texts for success in content area subjects. All lessons are aligned to state standards.

·      Test-taking strategies helps teachers prepare students for class, district, state, and national tests. The combination of the comprehension, vocabulary, advanced word-reading skills, and test-taking strategies have raised student scores on state and national tests.

·      Lessons are included that apply comprehension, vocabulary, and test-taking skills to content area subjects such as science, social studies, literature, math, etc. with alternative strategies in all learning style and brain styles to accelerate student learning.

Assessment and Tracking Progress Monitoring:

·      Keys to Reading Success™ provides quick re-assessment and instant reports whether students have mastered the skills and have made measurable gains. Formative assessments can be administered continually throughout the year.

·      The program keeps track of results for ease of progress monitoring and reporting.


 Student Involvement:

·       Student reports and lesson plans help students understand why they are learning the various skills help students become active participants in their own goal setting and progress.

      Parent Involvement:

  • Parent involvement take-home pages help parents reinforce the weekly lessons. These fun and easy-to-use resources are written in parent-friendly language.

      Motivate Student Success

  • Keys to Reading Success™ is a tool that raises students’ self-esteem and motivation so they realize they can achieve. 
  • Empower your students to be lifelong lovers of reading.

Who Can Benefit from Keys to Reading Success™?  Grade 4-6 teachers, including content area teachers who teach science, social studies, math, health, art, music, vocational courses, and technology courses. It has been used successfully by regular education, special education, Title 1, and ELL teachers.

How can I see the program in action? You can arrange to have an on-line demo from any computer with an Internet connection. Without leaving your school or home, see how this time saving, cost-effective, and proven program can help your students succeed.

Call for a quick on-line demonstration today!

Keys Learning: (630) 717-4221 or email: info@keyslearning.com

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