The Red Apple Reading program is not only a labor of love to its creators, but the unified effort of a team of educational experts to make effective reading instruction available outside of the classroom. The mission of Red Apple Reading is to enhance the lives of countless children around the world by providing a fun, exciting, and effective alternative to the traditional methods of teaching reading to children.
Tammy Bennecke, a credentialed elementary school teacher, founded this program after spending 13 years in the CA public school system. She realized that when it came to reading skills, too many children were "slipping through the cracks." Tammy knew that she couldn't sit idly by while so many kids were being short-changed. So she assembled a team of top experts and began crafting the perfect solution. She wanted something that would be easily accessible, based on top teaching techniques, and fun for the children who used it.
The result: Red Apple Reading! The entire program (not yet released) is designed for children ages 4-10 who are reading below a 3rd grade reading level, the essential years for learning how to read. Our flagship program, ‘Learning to Read Level A,' focuses primarily on Kindergarten and 1st grade reading skills (ages 4-7). It’s based on Common Core State Standards and can be accessed from any computer with Internet access.
Besides Tammy’s guiding hand, our team also includes experienced classroom teachers, reading intervention teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, skilled animators, highly trained web developers, and parents of school-age children. The outcome is a highly effective program based on the work of professionals who have spent decades in U.S. schools.
We encourage you to try Red Apple Reading today, completely risk-free.
Summer 2013 upgrades to youth literacy program aim to add value and incrfease access.
Partnership with esteemed software developer CodeIT to allow rollout of Level B program this summer
Online children's reading program builds on affordability options with customer-requested gift certificates
Esteemed panel of judges awards early reading program the prestigious "Gold Seal of Excellence"
Young reader online tutorial program now utilizes popular online deal sites, gathering positive customer feedback and building on its successes.
Winter educator offering's warm response inspires Red Apple Reading to expand packages and streamline new customer process.
Program is now even more affordable thanks to recently-launched partnership with renowned coupon site.
'Level B' addition will improve skills of young readers with advanced tools, including 'intelligent questions.'
Program's newly developed compatibility with apps like iSwifter and Rover ensures expanded access for young readers.
While Presidential candidates talked about the importance of education - Red Apple Reading did something about it!
More sample lessons and easier navigation increase educational program’s offerings, allowing a sneak-peek into fun reading activities for children.
Founder and president of Red Apple Reading looks to grow initial success of reading skills program with more grade level and subject offerings in the future.
More About Tammy:
Tammy Bennecke is a mom and credentialed elementary school teacher with 14 years of experience in CA public schools, including 6 years of first grade teaching and several years of experience as a reading intervention teacher for grades 1-8. She started Red Apple Reading online software to provide explicit early reading instruction that is accessible to parents, in order to help more children learn how to read. You can read more about her journey in her blog post here: A Prologue to Red Apple Reading...