Spell to Write and Read
Spell to Write and Read (SWR) is a program that believes reading naturally flows from spelling comprehension. SWR focus on what’s behind a word’s spelling that causes us to pronounce it a certain way. SWR provides students with spelling strategies and rules to help them decode words they encounter each day. A major component of the SWR program is studying and memorizing the 70 basic phonograms. It is a multi-sensory program that utilizes the senses as tools. I have personally seen the remarkable benefits of SWR and how this program truly helps a student become a strong reader through spelling instruction. SWR has also proven to be very successful for students with learning difficulties (including dyslexia).
Right Start Math
(Taken from RSM website): “The RS2 Level C Lessons continues to build on known addition and subtraction facts works with 4-digit addition and subtraction and 2-digit mental calculations and introduces multiplication and fractions. Other topics include area and perimeter, measurement, money, time, and basic fractions. They also work with drawing tools to explore geometric designs. Problem-solving is emphasized. Card games are included in the lessons.”
Growing with Grammar – Level 3
(Taken from website): Lessons contain games such as identifying correctly punctuated sentences, identifying fragments and sentences, finishing sentences with words, rewriting sentences correctly, and identify parts of speech. It is meant to be taught three days a week.
Historically cursive was taught first to our nation’s children. Today, reading and dyslexia experts are rediscovering that teaching cursive first–before print or manuscript–improves long-term penmanship skills, helps children learn to read, virtually eliminates reversals, and enables children to read what is written by others. Cursive First introduces children to writing numerals, the cursive alphabet, and the most common phonograms of the English language.
Handwriting Without Tears
Handwriting Without Tears is an award-winning curriculum that offers multisensory strategies and materials to teach pencil grip, letter formation, and the literacy skills that are needed for print and cursive handwriting.
Printing will be introduced (for those who have only been exposed to cursive) and reinforced for those who already have the foundations.
Class time will be spent:
- Introducing new skills and concepts
- Utilizing hands on activities, games, and projects in order to make learning come to life
At home: Parents are asked to…
- Practice/review concepts taught in class
- Complete the assigned worksheets on non-ILA days
Materials purchased by parent:
Materials Fee: $20/semester
Charter Funds: YES