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Rating: 4.82 stars   65 reviews 4,233

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26, Manor Drive, Piedmont CA 94611 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Planetread is truly an innovative way of teaching literacy. Combining entertainment with valuable skills is a great way to try to change the world for the better. Bravo!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I started following planetread due to voluntary work being done by a friend and I realised that same language subtitling has a significant role to play in enabling native language speakers to read better and thereby understand better. Movies/music is the best way to get people's attention and SLS helps!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

What a great idea, and all the research says it works! And who would say no to watching a fun Hindi movie?

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

PlanetRead's deceptively simple approach is flexible enough to expand literacy in many different contexts (adults and children, speakers of India's local languages as well as Hindi speakers). The work they're doing now takes the concept of same-language subtitling to new audiences as well as to their traditional viewership on televised song programs. With PlanetRead's continuing innovation and dedication, and with financial support from donations and grants, I hope the dream of a fully literate India will come true in my lifetime. I'm happy to do my part!

 
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 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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2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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