At its roots, The Read With You Center for Language Research and Development (Read With You) has humble beginnings. We started in 2010 with a small group of successful professionals from a wide array of backgrounds. Our core team members all had two things in common: more than 10 years of experience working with global programs and a desire to bring education to those in need. Through their travels, our team witnessed many communities whose children did not have the opportunity to acquire the literacy skills which would allow them to advance their learning and pursue their dreams. This learning gap is often one of the main causes of social-economic disadvantage and it became our passion to bridge this gap. Our team started volunteering time and energy to promote literacy in children from financially challenged families. We offered free lessons in exchange for students’ commitment to perfect attendance and their willingness to share what they learned with at least 3 children in their community.
An Educational Approach
Along Read With You’s journey, we were lucky enough to build a community of friends and teachers who share our values and wanted to join our cause. This collaboration continued as we developed our literature-based educational approach. As our success grew, demand for paid lessons began to increase. We started offering lessons to students and expanded our resources to cover many subjects and languages. Today, our students represent a wide range of ages from 4 to 60+ and have skill levels from beginner to college level. Our program adopts pedagogies that are engaging for learners so that literacy is acquired sustainably and is built to last for generations to come.
Our Take on Publishing
At Read With You, we independently write and publish our books to ensure focus on high-level literary content while meeting linguistic demands. To achieve this goal, we invest in research-based curriculum development and have collaborated extensively with educators. Our language and educational experts have developed structured learning objectives which are backed by science and driven by 70 years of research on how children acquire language. Over 90% of our books are in series to provide a compelling reading and learning experience for our audience. And you can find over 30 occurrences of linguistic features in every flagship book.
Our core publishing team consists of teachers, linguists, writers, educational experts, scientists, engineers, and illustrators who design age and reading-level appropriate stories that cross many different platforms and areas of interest. Each member of our team brings their knowledge and inspiration to the mix! Our writers create original characters and stories, which are thoughtfully brought to life by our illustrators. Each book has been carefully selected to have learning opportunities and stories that matter to our readers. They promote curiosity and enjoyment for our readers and are approved by parents and teachers alike. Our team of qualified industry professionals reviews texts at each stage of development. Once edited, books go through at least 100 hours of testing by educators around the globe. Less than 5% of stories make it through our development process. Only the best stories make it to our readers!
Giving Back to the Community
Giving back to communities and promoting literacy for all readers across the globe are deeply rooted passions for Read With You. For every book bought from our extensive list of publications, we donate a book to readers in need. To ensure the greatest quality of education services, we also offer teacher training and support for organizations that utilize our content in the classroom. By sharing books and knowledge, Read With You helps promote human connection, and better performance, and opens new possibilities for the future.