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Phonological Awareness to the Point of Automaticity

phase C anna Struggling readers almost exclusively lack the foundational skills required to become fluent readers. Students in the SpellRead program develop this skill with an emphasis on phonemic and phonetic activities using a multi-sensory approach. The goal is to automatically recognize, process and manipulate any combination of the 44 sounds of the English language. 

SpellRead develops phonological awareness and achieves automaticity in each lesson during the "Linguistic Foundations" portion of the class. What this means is SpellRead students take part in105 carefully sequenced lessons, over the course of three program phases. They are explicitly and systematically taught all the sounds and spellings that form the foundation of the phonetic and alphabetic system of English.

Below are the phonemic activities that remain consistent throughout those lessons, allowing students to quickly gain confidence and eliminate any anxiety associated with reading and spelling.

  • Building 
  • Analyzing 
  • Listening
  • Blending 
  • Synthesizing
  • Analyze-Blend
  • Visualizing
  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Speed-Reading

Download the SpellRead Program Walkthrough for a more detailed description of each activity and the Linguistic Foundations portion of each lesson, visit our Research Library for recent research conducted by Dr. Jamie Metsala, the Chair of Learning Disabilities at Mount Saint Vincent University, which examines the effectiveness of Speed-Reading and SpellRead's teaching model as delivered by Halifax Learning or contact us today by filling out the "Easy Reading Starts Here" form for a free, no-obligation initial assessment with one of our expert reading practitioners.

Program Walkthrough

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