Jump-Start or Fill in the Gaps - Private Reading Tutor/Reading Specialist (K-4)
Children learn to read by systematically training their brain to use phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension & spelling. Personalized 1:1 reading tutoring can give a boost to a proficient or struggling reader at any grade level.
Lisa Harris, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
199 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
3x per week
learner per class
per learner - per class
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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Each session incorporates the most effective brain based reading strategies I used during my 34 years of teaching children to read in schools. Learners will be assessed for their entry level and placed into the program materials that match their current skill level, or point of need (Beginning, Extension, or Challenge). I've adapted and use two powerful programs (SIPPS and The Science of Reading) for successful online instruction. These programs contain structured research-based literacy...
Students will learn and progress at their own level in the following foundational reading skills: phonological awareness spelling-letter sounds sight words phonics / syllables / morphemes reading connected text spelling/writing instruction (letter formation if needed; sentence formation and mechanics; encoding words)
I am a certified reading specialist with a Masters Degree in reading. I have a strong interest in "how the BRAIN actually learns to read", and I base my instruction on teaching this to children. (Most people don't know that our brain is actually NOT wired to read!) I have taught in a variety of capacities in public schools and universities. These roles include teaching kindergarten/first/or second grade classrooms, and work as a K-5 school Reading Specialist; teaching undergraduate reading courses at the university level; assisting new teachers in the role of Mentor Teacher; and training teachers in reading programs through school staff development sessions throughout California. I am now retired from public school teaching and enjoy bringing the joys of reading success to learners through Outschool!
Students will practice their connected reading skills and sight words by practicing the stories or word lists taught during each session.
Supply list: * dry erase marker (the thin, but not extremely fine point, kind) * eraser for dry erase marker (this can be a rolled up old sock) * several sheet protector pockets that you can slip an 8x11 paper into (this will serve as an erasable "white board" substitute to place the daily lined writing paper into as well as a pocket for resource sheets). * Access to a printer for printing writing pages and story sheets that I will send you. If you don't have a printer, please let me know and we will figure out something. * A notebook or folder to keep story sheets in * Index sized cards (for Beginning Level flash cards only)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Assessment is embedded into the SIPPS program and is used to determine next steps in instruction.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All material will be virtual and sent as print downloads. Beginners will also want to make flash cards of the words I send you to practice.
Lisa Harris, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
Learn to read or empower YOUR brain with The Brain Lady!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
199 total reviews
172 completed classes
The quick version of my background is that I’m a retired first grade teacher and reading specialist (after 34 years!), as well as a certified yoga instructor living in Southern California with my husband and adorable “teacher's pet” Buddy. But,...