CPR (Controlled Phonetic Reading) is an Orton-Gillingham-based curriculum including a variety of HANDS-ON, MULTI-SENSORY, word-for-word teaching lessons that are specifically designed for (preschool) EARLY readers, STRUGGLING readers, or students diagnosed with DYSLEXIA.
It is a perfect choice for HOMESCHOOL parents wanting to give their preschoolers a firm foundation in:
1. Phonological Awareness,
3. Cursive Handwriting
Reasons why CPR CURRICULUM is SUPERIOR from other reading curriculums:
1. Letters and sounds of the alphabet are not introduced alphabetically, but instead are taught in the ORDER OF FREQUENCY, depending on how often the letter sound occurs in the English language. For example, because the (x) is not as commonly used in the English language as the (y), the letter “y,” is introduced first. This order of presentation enables the student to BEGIN READING WITH THE MOST COMMONLY USED LETTER SOUNDS.
2. ALL SOUNDS are taught for each letter of the
alphabet, although only short vowel sounds are used for reading at this
level. For example, the letter, “i” has two sounds, (i) and (I). The student
is taught both sounds of the letter, “i,” but will only read the first sound (or
short sound) in the stories until all the letters in the alphabet are introduced.
This knowledge helps students understand that many letters have more than
one sound. When students begin reading with multiple sounds for letters, if
one sound does not make sense in the word, another can be tried until the
word is decoded successfully. This knowledge allows the student to read
3. In addition to teaching all the vowel sounds, the VOWELS are taught
GRADUALLY, giving the students ample practice before learning the next
vowel sound. Moreover, by introducing a vowel and two consonants, CPR
gives students the ability to read three-letter words in the initial story,
adding only one letter sound in each additional story. Therefore, the student
only has to remember the letter sounds that have been taught thus far and
does not have to remember all the letter sounds in the alphabet at once, as is
done in most other phonetic readers.
4. NO “SIGHT WORDS” are introduced at this level in order to let the
student develop a firm phonetic knowledge of the letter sounds before
introducing exceptions. This methodic introduction of letter sounds builds
the student’s sense of security.
5. The AFFIRMATION at the end of each lesson ensures feelings
of pride and accomplishment. Students gain the confidence needed to
become proficient readers and build mastery in language arts.
By this systematic approach to reading, the CPR curriculum
empowers students for success.
If you would like to try out this amazing phonetic curriculum, try downloading the sample lesson.
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