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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Can U find out.....?

This morning Scott completed Level 3 in his Barton Reading & Spelling Program, which is an Orton-Gillingham Influenced Simultaneously Multisensory Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program. I feel like I've conquered the world getting through this level together. Only seven more levels to go. I suppose by then he'll be reading the name of this curriculum.

We have worked nearly everyday. He has learned strategies to decode(read) and spell many one syllable words. Lessons included Blends. "Blend" is an example of a word with consonant blends at the beginning and end. When to use a double consonant at the end of the word like "kiss."
When to use "c" vs. "k" at the beginning of a word. When to use "ch" vs. "tch" at the end of a word. When to use "k" vs. "ck" at the end of a word. When the vowel makes a short sound and when it makes an unusual sound as in the units: all, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk, oll, old, olt, ild, ind, and ost. He learned 36 sight words and how to form and break apart contractions. Whew! We've had our days... Contractions are challenging, but so are words that have an "n" following a short vowel.

The order of the teaching is much different than any other reading phonics programs and it so hard to find any outside reading for him. The style of the lessons take advantage of his strengths. For example, he builds the new words in three dimensions from tiles and he learns the why for every spelling rule. It is strongly encouraged that he does not read outside books at this point that are not vocabulary controlled, so it doesn't interfere with his progress by reverting to guessing and cover-ups.

He learned all this just in time. In one of his classes he intercepted a note a girl past to his friend. He could read the note!! Can U find out if he likes me? You'll have to get the rest of the details from Scott himself. The upcoming Bar Mitzvah he's attending should be "a lot" of fun.

Next up in Level 4 is reading words with more than one syllable and much more.

Oh, btw, do you like his new haircut?

1 comment:

ScienceGeek said...

This is so exciting! I know what hard work the BOTH of you have put into this. You're doing an amazing job and I'm very proud of you both. Congratulations!!!!

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