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Guthriegabs Syllable Sleuths Phonics Reading & Writing Sight Words English ESL

Beginner readers are word detectives, using phonics based lessons from the Science of Reading and Orton-Gillingham, we read, tap, and spell our way to decode new words. Benefits beginning readers and ESL
Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
366 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
30 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Wed, Nov 30

Meets Once per week
7:00 – 7:30 AM

Next on Fri, Dec 16

Meets Once per week
7:30 – 8:00 AM

Next on Fri, Jan 6, 2023

Meets Once per week
7:30 – 8:00 AM
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Class Experience

Recognize and use strategies to read common English words.

Develop letter sound and symbol correspondence.

Recognize a closed syllable or CVC word. Use a short vowel sound in a closed syllable or CVC word.

Recognize an open syllable or V, CV word. Use a long vowel sound in a closed open syllable or V, CV word.

Recognize a V_e syllable or word.  Use a long vowel sound for V_e syllables or words, understand there are exceptions. 

Recognize base and multisyllable words that use a VC/CV, VC/CCV, or VCC/CV pattern.   Explain how to divide the word correctly into two syllables. 

Recognize a vowel team syllable or word.  Choose the correct sounds represented by each vowel team in syllables or words.

Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read irregularly spelled words.

Decode multisyllable words.
Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words (e.g., birdhouse, lighthouse, housefly, bookshelf, notebook, bookmark).

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, and syllabication patterns to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
I have two Master’s degrees in Education. I have studied the Orton-Gillingham and science of reading methods as well as degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary education. I was a director of a Head Start learning center for ten years before moving onto the public school setting. 
Review sound chart, play Go Fish using words with the week's skill embedded in the words.
The teacher created weekly word list and handouts. Optional: ABC letters, Whiteboard and markers, Pop-its, small toys or tokens
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Teacher observation of learners in class.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some weeks I will send a link to a Kahoot! review game. These games are optional. 
The Wilson Reading program
Brain-Friendly Reading


Kim Guthriegabs M. Ed
Lives in the United States
Kim Guthrie M.Ed.
366 total reviews
498 completed classes

About Me

I believe that students need to see the personal side of the world. When students begin to see a unique story in a history or science lesson, they become engaged and learn. 

 I speak French and love to travel to countries where I can immerse... 
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