Do you have concerns about your child’s reading readiness?
Find the answer during our FREE EARLY READING SCREENINGS for kindergarteners and first graders!
October 22, November 26, 2012 at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m. at Trident Academy
January 26, February 25, March 25, April 22, 2012 at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m. at Trident Academy
Contact email@example.com to schedule. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional screenings may be added in 2013.
During the assessment, a Trident Academy teacher trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach will work with your student one-on-one, assessing their ability to rhyme, count syllables, and blend and manipulate sounds. Based on the student’s answers, the educator will be able to estimate the degree of difficulty (s)he may have in learning to read.
You will have the opportunity to talk about the assessment with the educator who will give you a verbal report, packet of activities you can use at home, and a list of recommended books and other resources.
Phonological awareness is crucial to success in early reading. It is the “umbrella” that overarches many pre-reading skills: the ability to recognize that sentences are made up of words; recognize the boundaries of words; understand that words are made up of syllables and sounds, and to manipulate individual sounds in words.
“Parents can help their children with phonological awareness without their child even realizing,” says Corbin Bettencourt, M.S., director of admissions at Trident Academy. “You can play alliterative games or make up silly words by changing beginning sounds. You can make up rhymes or find rhyming words while reading poetry together. Each activity is a learning experience for a child, especially when embedded in play. Children’s play is their work and is a natural way for them to learn key phonological skills that are the foundation for early reading success.”