August 4th 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm & August 5th 9:00am - 3:00pm
Two day course:
In Connections, the students and teacher get more bang for their buck because all five components of reading are woven in. Multisensory grammar is built in from lesson 1, using 3D objects, colors, and symbols. Comprehension is built in from lesson 1 through strategies used in typical guided reading lessons, but with the benefit of decodable texts. We have added the Primary Phonics readers aligned to each lesson in addition to the Personalized Readers. In the second semester of first grade, guided reading leveled readers can be used if they are chosen well. We include instruction in how to do this. Vocabulary is taught through objects and through morphology. Fluency is built into each lesson.