⅔ of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.
Low literacy costs the US at least $225B each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.
Free online phonics lessons. The Phonics Page is a ministry of , a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives by improving educational foundations through the Word of God. The Phonics Page has information about improving reading and spelling with phonics. Free phonics lessons and spelling lessons for adults and children in the 2nd grade and older are provided in online movie format. There are also written instructions for teaching older remedial children and adults and for teaching young children to read.
Reach every Reader was launched in 2018 with the goal of making significant progress on the crisis in early literacy. The initiative formed a dynamic partnership between the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili), and the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and College of Communication & Information (CCI) at Florida State University, to impact early literacy. https://reacheveryreader.gse.harvard.edu/our-tools/pre-k-and-home-apps/