Reading with TLC offers research-based, clinically proven methods and materials, and provides professional development opportunities for those training phonemic awareness, phonics, and sight word acquisition. Comprised of Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See, Reading with TLC is utilized in all three tiers of the Response to Intervention model of instruction. This creative program is used throughout the U.S., and globally, as an important part of, or supplement to, the core reading curriculum in grades Pre-K - 2. It is also used as an intervention program for students of all ages, including teenagers and adults. The explicit, multisensory approach is effective with all types of learners and addresses the needs of students with various learning challenges, including students with reading disabilities, speech and language disorders, and memory weaknesses. It is also successfully used with those learning English as a second language. The methods and materials consistently yield quick, dramatic gains in the critical skills for reading and spelling, while the fun factor makes it an enjoyable experience for students and teachers alike.
Lively Letters, by Nancy Telian, MS, CCC-SLP, trains phonemic awareness and phonics skills. This program turns abstract letters and sounds into “lively" characters by embedding letters into colorful pictures that show students what to do with their mouths when making the sounds. Engaging music, pictures, hand/body cues, oral kinesthetic cues, and mnemonic stories are key features of this powerful, yet fun, program. Students systematically progress from learning isolated letter sounds with picture cues to reading and spelling multisyllable words in books and on paper.
Sight Words You Can See, by Penny Castagnozzi, uses humorous stories and mnemonic pictures drawn into sight words that don't follow the regular rules of phonics, such as “what,” “have,” and “come.” It has been hailed by teachers whose students are finally able to learn their sight words, reading more fluently and moving from controlled, phonetically decodable text to higher leveled literature.
This is the best program on phonics I’ve seen in 34 years of teaching.
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Noisy Lip Puffing Sound
Did you know that the letter P has a noisy partner? We still put our lips together and puff out the air, but this time we turn our voices on while we do it read more...
Noisy Tongue Dancing Sound
Did you know that the /t/ sound has a noisy partner too? You’re going to tap your tongue up there, behind your teeth, but this time, put your voice on. What sounds does it make? read more...