Our new ELF @ Home Reading Program focuses on decoding skills. By focusing on one area of literacy instruction, we built a stronger program to support students’ reading skills. Research shows that decoding skills is an area that many students will benefit from additional 1 to 1 support.
Our approach to phonics instruction is systematic and explicit. The program progresses through a specific scope and sequence that reviews letters and sounds. This builds from the simplest to the most complex. Our program has games and activities to help keep the student engaged. We also practice letters and corresponding sounds in isolation, in words and phrases and in context by reading books and stories.
We are continuing to develop other programs that provide support in the other pillars of reading. Vocabulary and comprehension are our next focus.