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K12

Description

5 to 8 years old students.

The program is designed to create a highly interactive environment for young learners, offering individualized learning plan that suits the needs for K-3 age groups. The program aims to build the literacy foundation with a core focus on phonemics and pronunciation.

Discovery program starts with the alphabet decoding method, leading students to have a good foundation of the alphabet and builds a strong pronunciation skill for young learners.

The Reading Horizons Discovery® blended program is a combination of Software Use and Direct Instruction. The program includes detailed manuals for teaching research-based explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics-based instruction in elementary classrooms. Additional instructional materials increase student engagement and facilitate student transfer of decoding skills into fluent reading.

The program also targets the gaps in student reading skills through blended learning, offering a direct instruction part with qualified teachers and software use where students can practice and develop different language skills. Because the software is individualized, it helps students make quick gains, expediting intervention time.

Teachers closely measure and monitor student progress; students stay on track for reading success. The program uses a series of assessments to individual student instruction and track progress. Assessment and lesson performance data can be reviewed by teachers and administrators through the administration system.

Course Objectives
  • Creates a personalized learning objective.
  • Identifies learning gaps.
  • Creates a fun and challenging learning environment.
  • Builds general knowledge.

Course Format, and Duration
  • Duration is personalized depending on the student needs.
  • Software & Direct instruction

Student Learning Objective
  • Prevent general education students from falling behind;
  • Provide reading instruction to kindergarten and elementary level students;
  • Reach all RTI tiers;
  • Help students with dyslexia improve their reading skills;
  • Address the needs of students in Special Education;
  • Adapt instruction for ELLs

Content
  • Letter recognition; sounds and letters; ability to decode the word thus enhancing the reading skills; build vocabulary base; read; improve critical thinking skills;
  • Introduction to blends; how to syllabize; 2 and 3 letter blends; voiced and voiceless sounds and how to articulate them;
  • Creating your own library; grammar and most importantly working in a team – this is achieved by keeping the classes small to allow more teacher-time.

Audience
  • K-Grade 3

Assessment & Registration
  • Meeting parents; discussion of parental concerns;
  • 30-min assessment on the Software; or manual assessment;
  • a 30-min writing assessment is optional to decide between levels 1-3;
  • a 30-min spelling assessment is optional if the learner has some TL background.

Learning Methods
  • Phonics-based method;
  • Teacher-led classes;
  • Instructional Software;

Teaching Material
  • RH Discovery student’s handbook
  • Computer software
  • Students handout

Certification
  • Program Progress Report is available every 20 hours of the program;
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