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Monday, July 09, 2018

Dealing with Detroit Illiteracy problem, and links to free literacy sites

So, I made this video about the state of education in Detroit in an effort to urge parents to take their kids out of school and homeschool them.




As a result, people are engaging me in conversation over the topic, and it seems that certain celebrities and leaders are looking into forming alternative schools... and I asked, why not do something different?  Why not try a homeschool model... traditional schooling hasn't worked, why do more of the same thing?

I got an answer I wasn't expecting. 

Parent's are struggling with illiteracy issues.  How can they teach their children?  I am floored.

My answer... online, with technology.  This conversation continues, seriously.  I am considering traveling to Detroit.  Let me find the right people to meet up with.  I am there.

Meanwhile, I am listing some free literacy online programs.  Parents and kids can sit side by side and learn to read if necessary.

Can't read to your kids?  Let actors do it. https://www.storylineonline.net/
More storytime by performers: https://blog.reallygoodstuff.com/11-free-reading-websites-for-kids/3/
Free phonics and vocabulary http://www.readingbear.org/
Teach your monster to read: https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
ABC Fast Phonics http://www.abcfastphonics.com/

These are just a few I found via google. 

If you are in Detroit (or anywhere) and are worried about your kids' literacy, and have internet access, spend the summer having your kids use these sites just to play around.  You'll be surprised how much they learn.

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