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Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2015 : Second Edition

  After the success of EGRIC 2014, the READ Alliance has launched the second edition of Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge (EGRIC 2015) which aims to discover, develop, and scale early grade reading innovations, with the goal of contributing to … Continue reading

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The Path to Joyful Reading

The excitement was palpable in the auditorium filled with principals who were convened with a single purpose: to work towards improving the reading skills of their students. The ├é┬áprincipals from 90 schools gathered together to support the launch of the … Continue reading

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Meet the READ Alliance Team!

They say variety is the spice of life. Team READ personifies the same! Belonging to different fields such as education, design, hospitality, biology and marketing, the group represents a unique collection of minds that are anything but similar! However, there … Continue reading

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Ideas from the first round of Innovations at Early Reading Innovation Workshop

So here is a list of the ideas that each participant came up with some time ago. The workshop has gone beyond this, to actually developing some selected ideas, but I’m a tad behind with all the jumping between physical … Continue reading

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Crunching out Innovations at the Workshop

Participants have broken away from the group, each finding a space within the larger space and an idea within their pool of knowledge. Each person has picked one or more of the Seven Steps which they most want to address … Continue reading

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Participants at the READ Alliance Innovation Workshop take the First Step to Innovation

Groups gathered around each Step of Reading. Discussions ensued, with each person bringing forth their own experiences on the Step in question, adding to the statistics and the theory already presented on the poster. Now, one member from each group … Continue reading

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READ Alliance Early Grade Innovation Workshop

The participants have gathered. The Seven Steps to Reading are displayed around the space. These steps make up the framework for innovation in early grade reading developed by the READ Alliance. The idea is to allow the participants to understand … Continue reading

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Step 6: Variety of Stimulating Reading Material to develop Reading proficiency.

At the stage of basic and proficient reading it is essential that the child is exposed to variety of stimulating reading material in wide range of formats and subjects. This is the stage of developing reading proficiency where access to … Continue reading

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Step Five: Encouragement and Guidance to help the child derive meaning from text.

One of the major challenges surrounding the current early grade reading scenario in India is that a majority of children are unable to engage themselves in deeper interpretations of the read material provided to them. This stops the child from … Continue reading

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Step Three: Skilled Guidance and Supportive Environment for Basic Readers

The third major challenge in improving the status of early grade reading in the country is lack of importance given to the teaching of reading in schools. The missing acknowledgement of how fundamentally important it is to teach the appropriate … Continue reading

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