Students develop phonemic and phonetic skills by using a multi-sensory approach to automatically recognize, process and manipulate any combination of the 44 sounds of the English language.
Students at Halifax Learning develop fluency, comprehension and vocabulary by share-reading and free-writing activities. These activities strengthen a student's sound system as well as further develop comprehension skills.
- Share-Reading: Students engage in teacher-guided reading activities by taking turns reading orally at the appropriate level. This allows students to have a continual conversation with the text to acquire high-level comprehension skills. Strategies to enhance comprehsnion and derive meaning from unknown vocabulary are taught at this time.
- Free-Writing: Students freely express their ideas and thoughts using their nautral language, not hindered by their difficulty with spelling.