Practice Makes Permanant

  • Using multi-sensory teaching methods, students are taught new concepts including letter sounds, red words (sight words) and more.

  • Classes are held via Zoom. Students will use sand, screens, different colors of crayons, tiles or pom poms, tapping and other multi-sensory methods to learn new concepts.


What We’re Learning:

In this class, language is explicitly taught through multisensory techniques, which involve the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. This class, designed for early readers, will focus on phonics, phonological awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension skills. The Orton-Gillingham method will be implemented in a structured, sequential, and cumulative way to help students develop strong reading and writing skills. 

Each week we will work on a new letter sound, phonemic awareness, sight words, and more using a multi-sensory approach. Students will be read a book that matches that week’s letter, students will practice letter sounds so they learn to decode (reading) and eventually encode (spelling). 

Teaching New Concepts:

1. Multisensory teaching of new letter sounds and names. 

2. We will brainstorm a list of objects that start with that sound. I will show objects. 

3. We will practice letter formation. 

4. We will connect the concept with literature by reading a book that features that week’s letter. 

5. We will read a decodable reader together. 

As students progress through the class we will add:

1. Three-part drill of visual, auditory and blending. 

2. Vowel intensive. 

3. Sentence writing. 

Students that enroll in this class do not need to know any letter sounds or be able to read independently. 

We will take the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas / New Year off. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The best age for this class is children who are interested in learning to read. Our favorite answer to this question is – when they’re ready. Typically 5-8 year olds are best for this class. Some 5 year olds just aren’t ready. Some 8 year olds may find it repetitive. Check out the “What Does My Child Need to Know” below. 

Classes are limited to 10 students per class.

Your child should know some of their letters to join in on this class. 

Before classes begin in the fall, please make sure your student has the following:

  • Tiles, pom poms or other items to use for sound counting (see this).
  • No cards are needed. 
  • Multi-sensory sand.
  • Vowel Tents – Colorful Index Cards.
  • A screen.
  • Red and green crayons.
  • Letter paper – printable in the lesson. 
  • Dictation paper – printable in the lesson. 
  • Dry-erase board and markers. 
  • Highlighter. 
  • A printer (parents, you will need to print worksheets prior to the lessons).

You can cancel your membership anytime. Please cancel with at least 24 hours notice. 

We will allow one cancellation with a refund for illness or vacation. Because we limit class size, we cannot hold spots for students who frequently cancel or no-show. It is important that students attend every class. 


Choose the time that works best for you. Space is limited to 10 students per class. Please read the FAQs posted above.

Beginning Reading (K)

9am EST Mon/Wed

Early Reading (1)

10am EST Mon/Wed

Beginning Reading (K)

11am EST Mon/Wed

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