Orton Gillingham Reading - Group C
Was your child getting extra reading support at school? Is your child on a 504 Plan or an IEP to support reading fluency and comprehension? Does your child have dyslexia? If you've answered YES to any of these questions, working with a certified reading specialist in a small group may be a great option for you. It's also a wonderful way for your child to get the support they need while meeting other students with similar challenges so they do not feel so alone in their struggle.
Students with language-based learning differences require additional support with reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary knowledge. This weekly class can benefit students who need additional support with decoding skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary knowledge and understanding, and/or reading fluency.
Group C focuses on reading passages that are a bit longer and require further reading comprehension, inference, and vocabulary practice. In addition, reading comprehension is geared toward students with a higher level of reading comprehension skills where the focus will be to learn sequencing events from a passage in order to respond to more in-depth written comprehension questions. In a 1/1 setting, students would typically work with a specialist for 60-90 minutes. In the group setting, 2 hours allows for students to take turns reading out loud and breaks are built into the schedule.
Because we are working in small groups, it's important to do a quick assessment that you can do at home in order to choose the right group for your child.
Students are grouped based on a simple assessment you can do at home. Have your child read the passage below, just ONE time (no practicing so you can genuinely evaluate their ability) and time them for 1 minute. Count up the number of words they were able to read in that 1 minute along with the number of words they read incorrectly. Based on this score, choose the appropriate group.
Assessment Passage (Cold Read):
From time to time, people all over the world report encounters with extraordinary things. Often they have seen or heard something they couldn't identify. Many people have claimed to see a creature that seems half human and half ape. Others have described unusual animals such as enormous birds and huge, poisonous worms. In a number of cases, people have noted signs that something out of the ordinary has been around. They may have lost livestock to a mysterious killer or come across odd footprints. In addition, folklore is full of tales of strange beasts like sea monsters, werewolves, and dragons. Could any of these animals truly exist? What accounts for these reports and stories? Hoaxes, mistakes, and real sightings are some of the possibilities.
Reports of living legendary creatures can be due to hoaxes. Some people have faked evidence of these animals as a joke, an experiment, or in order to make money. People might use fake footprints or photographs of monster models as part of a ruse. Once two men said they had found the corpse of a Bigfoot, but the "corpse" was really a costume.
Mistakes can also account for claims of seeing unknown animals. Our eyes and brains can play tricks on us. Lighting, angles, and the previous experiences of the viewer all impact how someone interprets visual input. Emotions such as fear and excitement can affect what people see too. An honest description of what someone sees may not match what is really there. For example, a young moose swimming in a lake just after sunset might look like a lake monster from a distance.
Of course, some sightings of new creatures may be valid. Seeing something science hasn't documented yet is unlikely—but far from impossible. After all, scientists around the world often discover new species, and sometimes a creature widely believed to be a myth turns out to be real. Many people once thought the gorilla and the giant squid couldn't be actual animals.
Whether or not the mysterious beings people sometimes claim to witness end up being real, the chance that they could be draws attention. People everywhere enjoy stories about these creatures. Some even spend their lives searching for proof that they really exist. These people are known as cryptozoologists.
If your child had a lot of difficulty reading this passage, have them try the assessments for Group A or Group B. If your child read 75-90 words and had 10-20 mistakes, this is the right group. If they read more words and made fewer mistakes, please consider a 1/1 tutor.
2 times per week
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