The ability to read proficiently is a skill that affects learning experiences and school performance. Students who are competent readers, as measured by their performance on reading tests, are more likely to perform well in other subjects, Every lesson includes instruction in decoding and fluency skills that enable children to read text. Time is also spent on meaning-making or comprehension skills that enable children to understand what they read.
Spelling improves reading, writing fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
Teaching spelling and handwriting enables a struggling student to use different senses and strengths to learn and apply the rules of our language. 30 minutes of every lesson are devoted to spelling.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. When children improve their reading accuracy and reading rate they develop self-esteem, confidence, and a positive attitude. As proficiency develops, students become motivated to learn. Reading opens the door to unlimited life-long learning.