Teachers: Angela White
Cost: $240 or $230 / trimester if taking two or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments.
Mat Fees: $30
Learning to read can be hard work, but if it’s fun, you’ll never know how hard it is! That’s the objective of this class; to take the hard work out of reading and just have FUN! Strategies such as reducing the number of letter sounds necessary to build words, playing games to strengthen phonemic awareness, and reinforcing sight word knowledge through games will all be used!
We’ll start out our day with small group work on building words and learning blending techniques. Individualization is easy, so beginning readers and those that are already starting to blend and memorize their letter sounds will both benefit! We’ll reinforce all our learning with a series of stations set up to teach specific skills at this point. Varying difficulties of puzzles allow new readers to practice reading, memory matching games reinforce true sight words (like was, the, one, two...) and phonemic awareness games help new readers understand the sounds that make up the words we read! Our core program is Phono-Graphix, which has been used successfully with both advanced and remedial readers. It's easy to differentiate to our young readers with this program and make reading fun!
We always have story time where new readers get to follow along with more complex text, and then have a monthly show-and-tell time that matches the theme of our book! Kids LOVE this part!! All of our activities help new readers build reading comprehension, but mostly, they are just plain fun! I hope you join us on our reading journey!