How Our Reading Programs Improve Reading Skills
The Discover Intensive Phonics method is a revolutionary, direct and systematic
approach to teaching phonics that enables students to improve reading skills
and increase reading grade levels quickly. It has been used in
homes and schools across the country for over three decades. Utilizing a multisensory,
Orton-Gillingham approach, this scientifically based reading
program incorporates the tried and true teaching methods of teaching the 42
sounds of the alphabet, the Five Phonetic Skills and Two
Decoding Skills. These three combine to dramatically increase one's
ability to read English.
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The 42 Sounds of the Alphabet
The alphabet is introduced in letter sets consisting of four consonants and one
vowel each. Each letter is introduced and individuals learn the name, sound and
formation simultaneously. Immediate application of each letter set solidifies understanding
and builds self-esteem.
Five Phonetic Skills
The five phonetic skills allow students to identify the five common
patterns of English words and "prove" the vowel sound in a word. Proving
words using the five phonetic skills is an indispensable tool used to decode, pronounce,
and spell new words.
Decoding Skills # 1 and # 2
A skillful reader's ability to read long words fluently depends on his or her ability
to break words into syllables. The Two Decoding Skills allow students to break words
of any length into syllables so they can apply the Five Phonetic Skills to determine
the words pronunciation.
These skills are gradually internalized and become automatic, resulting in greater
reading speed and fluency. The skills and confidence gained form Reading Horizons
are some of the most valuable gifts you can give!
View this 8 minute overview and learn more about this unique system by clicking
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and how it works.
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Horizons v5 for people ages 10-adult.
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Scope and Sequence of Our Reading Curriculum
Scope and Sequence, Student Skills Guide -
A general overview of how the lessons and skills in the Reading
Horizons curriculum are organized and what is taught in each section.
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