Reading FUNdamentals

Do you want to encourage your child to read?  Has your child been introduced to reading but is still struggling?  The Orton-Gillingham method, originally designed to teach individuals with dyslexia how to read, has been proven to successfully benefit all learners.  This method pairs multi-sensory teaching methods with systematic, sequential lessons focused on phonics.  These systematic and sequential lessons break reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving individual letters and sounds, which build over time.  In addition, the multi- sensory methods use sight, hearing, touch and movement to help students connect with and learn the concepts being taught.

Reading FUNdamentals will use the Orton-Gillingham method to teach your child reading, writing and spelling. Using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic pathways, your student will learn letter formation and sound recognition for the 26 letters of the alphabet, and the 4 most common consonant digraphs.  Building on his/her skills, your child will progress to consonant-vowel-consonant words, compound words, consonant blends, syllabication, magic e, and vowel teams. He/She will also practice word and sentence dictation, non-phonetic, high-frequency words, and reading comprehension. With explicit instruction, a sequential format, consistent practice, and review, Reading FUNdamentals will put your child on the path of becoming a proficient reader!

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Click here for video created for administrators to introduce the curriculum.  You, the home school parent, are the administrator.

Class Homework requirements: To get the most out of the curriculum and because reading is a cumulative skill, parent and child should spend 5-15 minutes, 4 days a week, reviewing and practicing concepts introduced in class. Parents should be aware that Orton-Gillingham prescribes a specific method for short, daily review which will be explained to them within the first few weeks of class. Additional reading to improve fluency will be recommended but not required. For more information and/or videos, please see The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education at


Time: 10:45-12:15
Grade:  1 – struggling 3rd
Cost: $300
Supply Fee: $85
Tutor: Lori Kellum

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class.

*Tutor and students will meet during the last 30 minutes of the scheduled class time for a review drill and an introduction to the weekly concept via video conferencing platform.

* Tutor will email activity handouts and reading material for students to print and practice at home with parents as time allows.

Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes.  Our goal is to keep your family safe and engaged during this unprecedented time.