LITERASEE CONCEPTS ILLUSTRATED IS:
- MULTISENSORY: LiteraSee uses audio, visual, and kinesthetic techniques of teaching a structured yet fun curriculum. Literacy concepts are illustrated on cards to support visual memory.
- PHONICS: With pictured phoneme cards, students identify letter sounds and then decode nonsense words to practice blending sounds into "words".
- PHONEMIC AWARENESS: Children with dyslexia struggle to identify and manipulate sounds in words. LiteraSee uses isolation, blending, substitution, and deletion strategies to strengthen phonemic awareness.
- ORTHOGRAPHY: Students learn about spelling rules, syllable types and division, vowel teams, and Bossy R vowel sounds to help them write words using phonics and learned spelling concepts.
- MEMORY and PROCESSING SPEED: Through rapid naming exercises, students gain quick recall and improve and processing speed.
- MORPHOLOGY and SEMANTICS: Inflectional morphemes and derivational affixes are taught alongside the history of the English language and English language origins. The historical influences on our language begin with the explanation of sight words and end with Latin and Greek roots and affixes in the upper levels.
- SYNTAX: LiteraSee introduces young students to basic sentence structure including nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and articles.
- STRUCTURED AND LOGICAL SEQUENCE: LiteraSee lesson plans follow a consistent format, so following a script is unnecessary. At the end of each lesson, time is reserved to review with games, practice phonemic awareness, increase fluency with rapid naming drills, or read together. While the format is structured, teaching is always at the pace and level of the student. By using a common sense approach, the lesson plans act only as a basis for learning.
- CUMULATIVE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE: Lessons start from the most common and widely used words and concepts to the rarest.
- LEVELED LESSON PLANS: Unless noted, only new and previously taught literacy concepts will appear in each lesson.
- REVIEW, REVIEW, REVIEW: Review is an essential part of learning! After each lesson, the LiteraSee card is posted with similar concepts so that students can readily access the keywords and concepts as needed.
LEARNING WITH INTENSITY
- SOCRATIC QUESTIONING: Students use their knowledge of syllable division and types to decode words. With the use of LiteraSee’s S.P.E.L.L. prompt, students are taught how to think critically about coding unfamiliar words in addition to sounding them out.
- ENGAGEMENT: For sixty minutes, students actively participate in every aspect of the lesson. Students are surprised how quickly time passes!
- REPETITION: Rereading, rewriting and retelling helps retain information for long-term memory and aids with fluency. Every lesson should start with a review.
USER-FRIENDLY and AFFORDABLE
- STREAMLINED: Too often, literacy intervention programs tend to overwhelm teachers with too many activities, redundant worksheets, and complex teaching manuals. With a basic overview of Orton-Gillingham’s teaching methodologies and step by step instruction, teaching with LiteraSee is uncomplicated and enjoyable!
- TIME-SAVING: The literacy concept of the day is succinctly explained at the top of each page and on the corresponding LiteraSee card; there is no need to search through a separate manual to teach a lesson. Lesson plans can be reused when placed in a sheet protector so there is no waste of time at the copy machine! A daily log of the lesson is kept with the students' writing portion of the lesson.
- WORKSHEETS: Worksheets are included as needed to help the student practice some of the more difficult concepts.
- ORGANIZED: LiteraSee lessons include check-off sheets of sounds learned and lessons completed to quickly see what the student has learned and what will come next.
FUN AND ENGAGING!
- LITERASEE CARDS and GAMES: Students often ask if they can keep their cards after they complete all five levels. They relate to the images and always want to talk about what they see. Students beg to practice spelling choices with a game that allows them to earn points towards a treat. Parents are relieved that their child enjoys the lessons, teachers like the ease of teaching, and students love gaining confidence and seeing their accomplishments with LiteraSee!
Envision success with LiteraSee!
LiteraSee's intervention program offers explicit instruction materials and teaching support to help those with reading and spelling needs.