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Rating: 4.82 stars   61 reviews 4,125

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26, Manor Drive, Piedmont CA 94611 USA

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

BookBox is an absolutely fab tool for lg teachers. The stories are so smart with their universal punchlines that I'm using them as a warm-up story for business-related topics. My students love the idea and find it a fun add-on to a regular class.

 
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The simple way to reach a large public is through the forum of entertainment. Planet Read has done this admirably well by basing themselves on popular songs from Bollywood to reach its target audience. The SLS or the Same Language Subtitling is a simple but effective method of educating a semi-literate mass that lends itself to learning to read unknowingly. Congratulations Planet Read for developing such a wonderful program to take the world forward.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I absolutely love PlanetRead, I have even shared the program with all of my friends and BookBox's stories to many homeschoolers, plus, I myself use the program. Same Language Subtitles are a huge benefit when learning a language. As an American living in Tamil Nadu, India I have used the BookBox program to expand my knowledge of Tamil. The stories are interesting and visually appealing-a must!

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2 people found this review helpful

PlanetRead's SLS innovation for spreading literacy is simple, intuitive and fun. It should be scaled up nationally and internationally and it will help millions become literate. Keep it up!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I personally feel the work and the concept Planetread doing is totally a big turn for people to read and develop the literacy. Giving a proper idea to educate makes the change. Planetread gives the change to develop reading ability by providing an excellent concept SLS (Same Language Subtitling). Concept like this really makes the Planet Read.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

PlanetRead is an incredible way to improve reading skills. It combines India's favorite entertainment industry, Bollywood, with same language subtitles to create a fun and easy way to learn to read. What could be better?

 
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Planetread, BookBox, is an awesome tool for learning in general and literacy in particular. I have used the stories and same-language subtitles to help adult learners improve reading as well as using the stories to help myself learn a foreign language. The method of learning is so intuitive and easy, as you learn to read, listen, spell, and, if you choose, learn a foreign language also, and all with meaningful, interesting stories.. I highly recommend Planetread and BookBox.

 
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PlanetRead's work to expand literacy in India has taken Brij Kothari's beautifully simple idea and made it part of the daily lives of millions of early literates in India. I love that the organization continually monitors the impact of its work and creates research reports proving the efficacy of same-language subtitling. It's wonderful to know that this inexpensive, simple, scalable tool is helping beginning readers to become fully literate! Helping the PlanetRead team to publicize their good work is a real privilege.

 
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Same Language Subtitles are simple, yet an incredible tool to learn to read a language. SLS are easy to read and produce; it should be implemented everywhere! PlanetRead and BookBox apply SLS in the right places, too - Bollywood and children's stories - both highly popular now and will be deep in the future. No doubt SLS can prevent illiteracy around the world.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

PlanetRead are an innovative organisation that are creating a new generation of literate people across India. Few organisations on the planet have created a solution that is so simple that it really could change the world. PlanetRead are a truly inspiring organisation, full of great people, and with your help, they could change the lives of readers all over the world.

 
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