Welcome to Let’s Read!
A 6-week Early Literacy Course for Beginner Readers
Taught by: Michelle Huddleston
In this course I will introduce the beginning concepts that are vital for children to learn how to read. Each week we will build upon the previously taught concept, and by the end of the course – you will have a beginner reader who can read basic words and sentences.
To help aid in the success of this course, you will be provided with weekly resources that can be utilized between class meetings. These resources include, but are not limited to: flash cards, printable books, words lists, videos to watch, coloring activities, etc.
Below is a rundown of concepts that will be introduced each week:
Week 1: Letter Sounds & Recognition
This week we will go over the alphabet and the letter sounds. We will also talk about vowels, as well as short and long sounds that they make.
Week 2: Letter Combinations & Sounds
This week students will look at the common letter combination sounds (also known as consonant and vowel digraphs): (consonants) ch-, sh-, ph-, th-, and wh-. (Vowels) -ay, -ee, -ie, -oa, -ue, and -oo.
Week 3: Level 1 CVC Words
This week students will begin learning level one CVC words: short a, e, i, o, and u. These words introduced here will be used in reading beginner sentences and books.
Week 4: Level 1 Sight Words
This week students will begin learning level one sight words. Depending on the student(s), level two will be introduced as well. The words introduced here will be used in reading beginner sentences and books.
Week 5: Beginner Sentences
Students will begin reading sentences using the words learned during weeks three and four.
Week 6: Beginner Stories
Students will begin reading stories using words and sentences learned during weeks three – five.
More Information About This Course:
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 12p CST (first class is August 21st)
Class Length: 45 minutes
Duration: 6 weeks
Grade Range: K+ (preferably 5 years+)
Course capacity: 10 families
Please include your child’s name in the notes section on checkout screen, and download the course syllabus after checkout. If the screen does not prompt you to do so, simply log in to Current Families (Member Account) and access the course syllabus from the downloads tab of your account dashboard.