Teaching Approach

Phonics Method

The Phonics Method is concerned with helping a child learn how to break words down into sounds, translate sounds into letters and combine letters to form new words.

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Whole-word Approach

This method teaches reading at the word level. Because it skips the decoding process, students are not sounding out words but rather learning to say the word by recognizing its written form. Context is important and providing images can help. Familiar words may initially be presented on their own, then in short sentences and eventually in longer sentences.


Language Experience Method

Learning to read nonsense words in a black-and-white activity book is not always the most effective approach. The Language Experience Method of teaching reading is grounded in personalized learning where the words taught are different for every child. The idea is that learning words that the child is already familiar with will be easier.

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Pictorial, Method

Concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of kids.


Video Method

To help your visual learner grasp concepts faster, teach them through pictures, icons, charts, diagrams, and color coded information. For example, if you are teaching a kid how to tie their shoes, walk them through step by step instructions with each step illustrated. Use shoe laces that are half one color and half another to help them identify which side is which.