Dr. Cureton was a high school science teacher in New York. He was frustrated because his students were not able to read their science textbooks. In effort to find out why children were not learning to read, George Cureton began teaching a lower grade each school year . He moved down grade by grade until he ended up teaching first grade and each year the illiteracy was blamed on the year before.
George O. Cureton then proved a student can learn to read in one school year or less !
An early reader, Dr. Cureton talked with his grandmother about the way she had taught him to read. He took her simple, logical method of phonics and added songs, games, activities and exercises to make learning and reading enjoyable. He developed the ACTION READING program and was elated to watch every child in his class learn to read and be able to read anything (not just first grade books).
"Anyone can learn to read-anyone." Dr. George O. Cureton