I know you’ve got a lot to do in a day! And teaching reading and spelling should be one of the easier things on your list. That’s why our programs are designed to help you teach your children in the most efficient, effective way possible, with no fluff and no gaps.
With All About Reading and All About Spelling, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never taught reading or spelling before. The teacher’s manuals walk you through each step—with no previous experience and no special training necessary. You’ll be teaching like an expert from your very first lesson.
All About Reading and All About Spelling were designed to be easy to teach right out of the box. I’ve done all the research and prep work so you can devote your time to teaching your child. Gently scripted lesson plans ensure that you’ll know exactly how to teach every single lesson with no preparation required.
Our programs make it easy to adjust the pace of your instruction to suit your child’s developmental level and attention span. Both programs are mastery-based rather than grade-level-based, so students are placed in the program according to ability rather than age or grade level.
Mastery-based instruction plays a huge role in your success as a teacher. Since you aren’t restricted by grade levels, you can place your child in the level he needs. Your child moves on to the next level only after he has mastered the content in the previous level.
Contrast this with a grade-level program, where a child moves on to the next grade level regardless of whether the previous material has been mastered. This can set up a miserable cycle of defeat and frustration.
Can you see how mastery-based instruction allows your child to be successful as he grows in confidence and ability?
Our lessons teach just one new concept at a time. This respects your child’s funnel—the amount of information your child’s mind can assimilate and put into long-term memory at one time. Overloading your child’s funnel only leads to failed lessons and wasted time, so we avoid that.
We recommend teaching for 20 minutes a day. When the timer goes off, wrap it up for the day and place your bookmark in the teacher’s manual. Pick up there tomorrow. A lesson may take one day or two weeks, depending upon your child. That’s pretty freeing for mom, isn’t it?
Kids are motivated by the wide variety of activities, so there’s no more dragging your child through the lessons.
Our approach to teaching reading and spelling focuses on the logic of language. Instruction focuses on the rules, patterns, and concepts that teach children how to read and spell, so instead of relying on memorization, you’ll be helping your child understand how the English language actually works. Understanding the “whys” behind reading and spelling takes away the guessing that makes language so difficult for so many children and adults.
Unlike many other Orton-Gillingham or Spalding-inspired programs, our program was written with the student and teacher in mind. Everything is clear and laid out just how you need it. There is no flipping back and forth between resources, no puzzling over instructions, and no confusion. You’ll know exactly what and how to teach.
With our programs, you’re never on your own. In addition to offering expert “Tips for the Teacher” within many lessons, I am also committed to providing you with all the help you need every step of the way. If you need help, just email us or give us a call!
With All About Reading and All About Spelling, you can teach your children with confidence. We’re so sure you’ll be happy, that we guarantee it. After all, “When mom isn’t happy, nobody’s happy!”
Which of these easy-to-teach features would make you the happiest?