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     Arthur  ELC


     " There is no equal opportunity if you can't read"
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    How Children Are Taught to Read
    paw  All children are tested to determine exactly where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

    paw  In a small group setting, teachers give research based instruction specific to your child's needs.
     
    paw  Once your child has mastered the skill they will move on to the next skill. 
     
    paw  Children are tested regulary to ensure they have mastered each skill.
     
    paw  If the children do not master the skill, the teacher will adjust instruction to continue to meet their needs.
     

    How Can Parents Help ?
    paw   Learn the process by using this page to help your child at home. The resources provided on this
      web site are some of the same materials that the teacher uses in the classroom.
     
    paw  The materials / resources on this site are broken into two separate sections;

               A. Phonological Awareness - The ability to hear sounds. You would be surprised at how many children can not hear the individual sounds in words. Please click the Phonological Awareness  link on the left to learn more and find materials to help you help your child.
              
              B. Phonics- The ability to attach sounds to print. Once your child can hear the sounds they need to attach those sounds to letters. We start small and gradually increase. Please click the  Phonics link on the left to learn more and find materials to help you help your child.

    paw  Take your time and schedule a conference with your teacher to find out exactly how your child is doing.
     
    paw  READ TO YOUR CHILD USE TUMBLE READERS IF YOU NEED BOOKS