The Language Enrichment Program
The most efficient, direct solution to any studentís need to improve reading achievement is to use this content-focused, classroom tested program that works with learners of all grades and ages, children (age nine and above) through adult.
Families, classrooms, and individuals face the problem of below grade level student reading achievement. Program developer Jerome H. Smith faced and solved this pressing problem in his own classroom by writing The Language Enrichment Program.
Results documented by the author in his own classes show that students who use The Language Enrichment Program on average gain two years in reading comprehension in a single semester. Students range individually from one to five years reading growth. In a typical class, 80% of the students show measurable improvement. The authorís first classroom trial of this program involved seventh grade students placed in the class because they were three or four years below grade level in reading. After using the program, the top eight (of nearly 40) students tested as many years above their grade level in reading as they had been behind.
Imagine the benefit to you, your child, your students or employees that two or more yearís reading achievement gain provides. In the developerís classroom experience, students read better, read more, do better in all their classes, maintain the gains and benefits from the program permanently, and are far more motivated to pursue academic work successfully. Students have had their lives changed radically for the better. Instead of being probable or certain dropouts, the developerís students went on to successful high school or college experiences and careers. Many high school athletes tutored by the developer using The Language Enrichment Program successfully improved their ACT or SAT scores to secure college athletic scholarships.
The Language Enrichment Program is written to teach its content step by step, in seventy-nine exercises in twenty-five chapters. The program is self-instructional and includes answer keys with notes and explanations. The program is student-friendly, and can be used with little or no help from a parent, tutor, or teacher. The program takes from twenty-four to seventy-two hours to complete. The program is self-paced, permitting the learner to proceed at his or her own speed. It can be successfully worked in short segments by working individual exercises in sequence, yet motivated students may use it for as long as they wish at each sitting.
The Language Enrichment Program has been in continuous development, use, and validation for over thirty-five years, perhaps a longer period than any other reading program available on the market today. It has proven successful for students above age eight. The author has used it with students in middle school, high school, college, and adults in school, community, and private settings. On an individual basis the program has been used to tutor students as young as third grade. This program works well over a wide range of age and grade levels because it develops a solid knowledge base and is content centered, not grade level and skill centered. The program teaches students to understand the basic structure of English to enable them to comprehend todayís more complexly written textbooks and other reading material.