Multi-Sensory Teaching: Syllables & Sight Words

By Kris Grace | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

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Syllables, Sight Words and Multi-Sensory TeachingNow I Know!Kris Grace, Elementary Teacher When I first became familiar with the Raising Robust Readers Program, I was drawn to the multi-sensory approach of teaching phonograms.  Children learn songs and gestures providing the auditory and kinesthetic modalities.  The brightly colored illustrations featuring Wordy Worm® himself provide attractive visuals as […]

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Multi-Sensory Learning (+ Free Download)

By admin | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

Multi-Sensory Learning Tips

High Five to Multi-Sensory Learning. Wordy’s Phonogram High Five is a great reminder to use multi-sensory learning tools when  teaching children.  Instruction is far more effective when  all modalities of learning are used:auditory (hearing)visual (seeing)tactile (touching)kinesthetic (body movement)​Multi-Sensory Learning ModalitiesUse these 5 points throughout the day to bring awareness to phonograms and how to incorporate multi-sensory learning while teaching them.  […]

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Celebrate!

By admin | DOWN SYNDROME & SPECIAL NEEDS

On Tuesday, we gathered to celebrate “Nana’s” 98th birthday. She fell a week and a half ago and is currently in rehab. But that doesn’t stop her partying! In addition to celebrating this remarkable woman and being grateful for the years I have been her daughter-in-law, it also reminded me to celebrate Casey’s participation. (click title to read more)

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Struggling Readers

By admin | DYSLEXIA & STRUGGLING READERS

Whether in school or at home, learning to read can be stressful for both parent and child. More often than not, the problem lies in the teaching methodology rather than with the child who is learning to read. Finding the best method and teaching to your child’s strengths will yield results. (click title to read more)

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Could Conventional Reading Methods Cause Children to Struggle?

By admin | DYSLEXIA & STRUGGLING READERS

​Could Conventional Reading Methods Cause Children to Struggle Teaching Sight Words Conventional methods have children memorize sight words. That’s because conventional thinking believes, like Dolchsightwords.org, “Many of the 220 words in the Dolch list, can not be “sounded out”, and hence must be learned by sight”.The Dolch Sight Words, commonly used by parents and teachers, […]

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The Magic of Reading

By admin | Uncategorized

​​​​​ This 4 minute video from The Children of the Code Project contains a couple of movie clips with American Indians.  It really demonstrates the magic of reading.  Children of the Code has over 70 videos and interviews from leaders in the  fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, linguistics, orthography and many other fields related to understanding the code.  Visit […]

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