Teaching Structures

We teach the five components of effective reading instruction through multiple teaching structures

Reading and writing are reciprocal processes.  Reading strengthens writing and writing strengthens reading.  For example, children first build phonemic awareness knowledge through exposure and direct reading instruction then, when they attempt to spell words in their writing, they put their phonemic awareness skills to work.  The process of sounding out unknown words as children write also helps to strengthen their ability to decode words as they read. Due to this reciprocal nature, rather than compartmentalizing the essential components of reading, we use a combined approach that both teaches skills in a direct and systematic way in isolation and then prompts children to apply those skills in the context of reading and writing.

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