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.\r\n\r\nThe 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\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe 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.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nI 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.\r\nWhy Is the I CAN READ Methodology Successful?\r\n\r\n \tDeveloped by educational psychologists following years of research. The creators are also the authors of\u00a0Dealing with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties\u00a0published by Pearson \u2013 Prentice Hall.\r\n \tHas been hailed by Professor Brian Byrne (author of\u00a0The Foundation of Literacy)as being in line with current research into optimum ways to teach reading.\r\n \tA proven reading system trialled in Singapore MOE primary schools and backed by statistical data.\r\n \tHas successfully taught over 270,000 students.\r\n\r\n\r\nUnique Approach\r\nResearch 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.\r\nProgrammes\r\nAll I CAN READ programmes are student-centred and ability-based. \u00a0Classes are structured but extremely engaging.\r\n\r\n\r\nPre-Reading Level 1 \r\nThis 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.\r\n\r\nIn each lesson, students will:\r\n\r\n \tUnderstand the concept of sounds through songs, nursery rhymes and phonological activities\r\n \tImprove vocabulary with engaging classroom activities\r\n \tLearn to speak confidently through conversations, dramatic play and Talk Time\r\n \tDevelop listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities\r\n \tDevelop social skills with classroom interactions\r\n \tDevelop fine-motor-skills with pencil-grip activities\r\n\r\nPre-Reading Level 2\r\nThis 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.\r\n\r\nIn each lesson, students will:\r\n\r\n \tIdentify first and last sounds in words through engaging phonemic activities\r\n \tIdentify the difference between words and syllables through phonological activities\r\n \tExpand vocabulary with engaging classroom activities\r\n \tImprove confidence in public speaking through dramatic play and Talk Time\r\n \tEnhance listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities\r\n \tDevelop social skills with classroom interactions\r\n \tDevelop fine-motor-skills with tracing and writing activities\r\n\r\nPre-Reading Level 3\r\nThis 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.\r\n\r\nIn each lesson, students will:\r\n\r\n \tIdentify first, last and middle sounds in words through engaging phonemic activities\r\n \tIdentify the difference between words and syllables through phonological activities\r\n \tLearn oral blending by putting sounds together to make words\r\n \tLearn oral segmenting by breaking words apart into their individual sounds\r\n \tLearn phonics by identifying the most common letter-sounds\r\n \tLearn to speak in complete sentences through conversations, dramatic play and public speaking\r\n \tEnhance listening skills through story time, conversations and other classroom activities\r\n \tDevelop handwriting skills with specialised activities\r\n\r\n\r\nReading Levels 1 to 6\r\nThis 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\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\nIn each lesson, students will:\r\n\r\n \tDecode words using the ICR Screener and Code Card\r\n \tRead fluently using blending skills and ICR\u2019s unique coding system\r\n \tLearn new vocabulary by discussing word meanings\r\n \tAnswer comprehension questions through class discussions or by writing complete sentences\r\n \tLearn to spell words by using segmenting skills and focusing on specific sounds\r\n \tLearn grammar rules through engaging classroom activities\r\n\r\n\r\nPre-Primary English\r\nThis 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.\r\n\r\nIn each lesson, students will\r\n\r\n \tDevelop comprehension skills through exposure to various question types\r\n \tDevelop creative writing skills by learning about different text types and structures\r\n \tLearn spelling words extracted from related reading passages\r\n \tLearn grammar rules through engaging classroom activities\r\n \tDevelop oral presentation skills through classroom discussions and presentations\r\n \tLearn how to use a dictionary on a regular basis\r\n\r\n\u00a0Primary English\r\nThis course empowers students to excel at primary school and in their formal exams. 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