FREE Read to Achieve literacy information day, Birmingham, 17th May

Is your child and emerging or struggling reader? If so come and join us at 2.45pm-4.30pm on Thursday 17th May at Crowne Plaza Birmingham City, Central Square, Birmingham, B1 1HH!  We (Texthelp Systems) are hosting a FREE Read to Achieve literacy information day. Register now at http://www.texthelp.com/uk/register/read-to-achieve-birmingham-17th-may-2012/ or telephone 028 9442 8105.

With 1 in 5 children in the UK failing to achieve the expected literacy levels, Texthelp’s ‘Read to Achieve Initiative’, aims to help children develop proficiency in reading and comprehension by offering Birmingham schools free subscription to Fluency Tutor, Texthelp's online solution for improving reading at home and in school.

In addition to introducing parents and teachers to the new initiative and to Fluency Tutor, the event’s agenda will include informative talks by experts in assistive technologies and child education.

Niall McLean, Principal and Years 6 and 7 Teacher at Castlewellan Primary will be sharing his advice on how best to engage reluctant readers.
This will be followed by a demonstration of Fluency Tutor by Gary Smith, Business Development Manager at Texthelp.

Tailored to the learning needs of young readers, Fluency Tutor helps build confident readers and independent learners with the potential to increase their reading age through the program’s interactive and child friendly interface. This online program allows pupils to practise their reading, take assessments and get feedback on their performance.

Mark McCusker, CEO at Texthelp said: “We are delighted to be working with our school partners in Birmingham to support their literacy programmes and help children progress their reading and writing. The Read to Achieve campaign has been implemented to drive improvement in reading, fluency and comprehension, helping pupils regardless of their ability, to embrace literacy and benefit from the rewards it will bring them today and in later life”.

Teachers and parents will benefit from learning ways to improve children’s reading speed, accuracy and comprehension, develop independent learning and make reading fun. For further information please telephone 028 9442 8105 or register for the event via the website http://www.texthelp.com/UK/register.

To view the agenda for the Read to Achieve Information Day please click here: http://www.texthelp.com/media/101751/read_to_achieve_birmingham_agenda.pdf

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