I CAN READ: A World-Class Literacy System

The I CAN READ system takes an innovative approach to reading instruction by establishing strong phonemic awareness before teaching children how to link clusters of letters to sounds.

The Reading course helps beginner readers to overcome the difficulties of decoding unfamiliar words by teaching them to blend sounds together with help from I CAN READ’s proprietary coding system. This coding system is invaluable, due to the fact that there is no one:one relationship between sounds and letters in English.

The I CAN READ System is the first system in the world to link letters to teach pronunciation.
The I CAN READ system is the first in the world to link clusters of letters to sounds with a coding system.

The I CAN READ System is the first in the world to link clusters of letters to single sounds in a unique manner. It was founded by Australian Educational Psychologists Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant who conducted research between 1995 and 2000 on how children learn to read.

I CAN READ optimises ways to teach reading.
I CAN READ removes all of the confusion that can arise when letters or groups of letters make a variety of sounds.

I CAN READ has since become the market leader in English literacy instruction, offering a full range of courses for students aged 2.5 to 12 years old.

Why Is the I CAN READ Methodology Successful?

  • Developed by educational psychologists following years of research. The creators are also the authors of Dealing with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties published by Pearson – Prentice Hall.
  • Has been hailed by Professor Brian Byrne (author of The Foundation of Literacy)as being in line with current research into optimum ways to teach reading.
  • A proven reading system trialled in Singapore MOE primary schools and backed by statistical data.
  • Has successfully taught over 270,000 students.
The system has successfully taught over 250,000 students.
The system has successfully taught over 270,000 students to read.

Unique Approach

Research has shown that, in order to become a fluent reader, students must achieve strong phonological and phonemic awareness skills before being exposed to written text. Our curriculum teaches students to identify, pronounce and manipulate the 44 sounds of the English language before they learn to read in a course that focuses one sound at a time. In this way, the structure of our curriculum is cumulative and students are appropriately challenged at each step of their literacy journey.

Programmes

All I CAN READ programmes are student-centred and ability-based.  Classes are structured but extremely engaging.

I CAN READ DISCOVER is to prepare children to begin reading from as early as 2.5 years of age.
The I Can Read Discover programme focuses on younger learners who are starting out on their learning journeys. It is designed to guide them towards early acquisition of English literacy.

Pre-Reading Level 1

This course is for young learners who are starting their literacy journey. It is aimed at children aged 2.5 to 4 years old. In this course, students will develop their phonological sensitivity, as well as important classroom and social skills.

In each lesson, students will:

  • Understand the concept of sounds through songs, nursery rhymes and phonological activities
  • Improve vocabulary with engaging classroom activities
  • Learn to speak confidently through conversations, dramatic play and Talk Time
  • Develop listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities
  • Develop social skills with classroom interactions
  • Develop fine-motor-skills with pencil-grip activities

Pre-Reading Level 2

This is an interactive, language-based course designed to develop phonemic awareness, as well as important listening and speaking skills. Students in this course are generally aged 4 to 5 years old.

In each lesson, students will:

  • Identify first and last sounds in words through engaging phonemic activities
  • Identify the difference between words and syllables through phonological activities
  • Expand vocabulary with engaging classroom activities
  • Improve confidence in public speaking through dramatic play and Talk Time
  • Enhance listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities
  • Develop social skills with classroom interactions
  • Develop fine-motor-skills with tracing and writing activities

Pre-Reading Level 3

This is a foundational course that develops crucial pre-reading skills such as blending and segmenting. These skills will prepare students for the ICR Reading course. Generally, students in this course are aged 5 to 6 years old.

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In each lesson, students will:

  • Identify first, last and middle sounds in words through engaging phonemic activities
  • Identify the difference between words and syllables through phonological activities
  • Learn oral blending by putting sounds together to make words
  • Learn oral segmenting by breaking words apart into their individual sounds
  • Learn phonics by identifying the most common letter-sounds
  • Learn to speak in complete sentences through conversations, dramatic play and public speaking
  • Enhance listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities
  • Develop handwriting skills with specialised activities
This programme embeds reading skills into long term memory.
The I CAN READ programme consists of Reading courses from levels 1 to 6. These courses will develop students into independent readers by introducing one new sound per lesson in a unique manner.

Reading Levels 1 to 6

This is a structured reading system that exposes students to all of the possible spellings of the 44 sounds in the English language. This is achieved with help from tools such as ICR’s Screener and Code Card. At the end of the course, students will read all familiar words fluently. They will also be equipped with the necessary skills to decode unfamiliar text independently.

In each lesson, students will:

  • Decode words using the ICR Screener and Code Card
  • Read fluently using blending skills and ICR’s unique coding system
  • Learn new vocabulary by discussing word meanings
  • Answer comprehension questions through class discussions or by writing complete sentences
  • Learn to spell words by using segmenting skills and focusing on specific sounds
  • Learn grammar rules through engaging classroom activities
I CAN READ PLUS is for those in Primary School.
The I CAN READ PLUS programme focuses on the key English skills students need to achieve in primary school. Students practise listening, speaking, reading and writing while building their confidence in a fun, interactive setting.

Pre-Primary English

This course prepares students who can read fluently for Primary School. It builds on the reading skills acquired in the Reading course by focusing on further developing their comprehension and writing skills.

In each lesson, students will

  • Develop comprehension skills through exposure to various question types
  • Develop creative writing skills by learning about different text types and structures
  • Learn spelling words extracted from related reading passages
  • Learn grammar rules through engaging classroom activities
  • Develop oral presentation skills through classroom discussions and presentations
  • Learn how to use a dictionary on a regular basis

 Primary English

This course empowers students to excel at primary school and in their formal exams. It improves their confidence by teaching important test-taking skills and encouraging group work as well as oral presentations.

In each lesson, students will:

  • Develop reading and viewing skills by processing a variety of texts
  • Develop speaking and representing skills through classroom discussions and presentations
  • Develop writing and representing skills by writing for a variety of audiences while expressing ideas coherently and cohesively
  • Learn grammar rules through engaging classroom activities
  • Improve vocabulary through exposure to various text types
Where to find I CAN READ.
Where to find I CAN READ.

Locations

  • ARA DAMANSARA

D-G-03 Capital 4, OASIS SQUARE

No.2, Jalan PJU 1A/ 7A, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Ph: 03 7832 9899 / 012 901 9899

WhatsApp: 012 901 9899

Email: aradamansara@icanread.asia

  • DESA PARKCITY

E-1-3 Plaza Arkadia

No.3, Jalan intisari Perdana, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur

Ph: 03 2789 2837

WhatsApp: 013 782 1395

Email: desaparkcity@icanread.asia

  • KOTA DAMANSARA

No. 12-2 First Floor, Jalan PJU 5/8,

Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara 47810 Petaling Jaya

Ph: 03 6151 7115

WhatsApp: 011 1622 0100

Email: kotadamansara@icanread.asia

  • KOTA KEMUNING

25-1st Floor, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF 31/BF, Business Park 3, Kota Kemuning,

40460 , Shah Alam, Selangor

Ph: 03 5525 1680

WhatsApp: 016 336 7640

Email: kota.kemuning@icanread.asia

  • BUKIT JALIL (OPENING SOON)

H-3, Signature Office, Bukit Jalil City, 57000 Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ph: 0122772780

WhatsApp: 0122772780

Email: bukitjalil@icanread.asia

  • BATU PAHAT

16A, Jalan Desa Botani 2, Taman Desa Botani, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor

Ph: 018 778 7844 / 017 272 7535

WhatsApp: 018 778 7844 / 017 272 7535

Email: batupahat@icanread.asia

  • ISKANDAR PUTERI (OPENING SOON)

No. 45, Jalan Eko Botani 3/5, Taman Eko Botani, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia

Ph: 0166302289

WhatsApp: 0166302289

  • SETIA ALAM

17-1, Jalan Setia Indah X U13/X,

Seksyen U13, Setia Alam, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

Ph: 03 3362 1264

WhatsApp: 017 626 9748

Email: setia.alam@icanread.asia

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