Ever seen a “bird can”?

I was working with one of our students on reading when I discovered anew just how confusing words can be.

Avi (age 7) and I were working on a pyramid story, which gives the students practice in looking at one new word at a time with the end goal of building reading fluency and speed. It looks something like this:

How we do it – recognizing and correcting reading errors

I skim down the word list, looking for something that fits the challenge level of the student I’m working with. It needs to be complex, which means two consonants before and/or after the vowel sound.

What we do really works – and the science proves it

Cutting edge science is confirming that intensive instruction can actually rewire the brain and achieve long-term results for dyslexic students and others.