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Montessori Reading & Writing: Mastering Digraphs for Emerging Writers - 3x/Week

Ongoing online class. Spelling memorization for all key digraphs (phonograms), handwriting practice and reading fluency. Phonics instruction, conversation, and singing! Montessori-inspired lessons for homeschool and afterschool enrichment.
Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Read & Write creator
272 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
3x per week
every week
year olds
learners 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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Class Experience

Learners will sing an initial-sound song for the entire alphabet. Learners will memorize over 30 digraphs, such as ‘ai’ and ‘ay.’ They will improve their phonetic reading fluency, spelling and handwriting skills. Learners will understand the meaning of sixteen vocabulary words per session that contain the targeted digraphs or phonograms. 
Lead Montessori Teacher and Music Specialist for 3 decades. Bachelor's of Music Education. Certified by the most rigorous Montessori training program in North America (Association Montessori Internationale).
Access to a color printer is highly recommended. At the beginning of each week, I will post both sessions of materials: 2 dotted-font word lists for guided practice and visual copying during or after class. These spelling/handwriting lists can be kept in a folder, or glued directly into a booklet, such as a spiral bound 8.5" x 11" notebook. Or, these lists can be laminated and kept for repeated practice. I will also send a new BINGO game with the lists; the colorful pictures exactly match the words in the handwriting practice lists. I will always screen share the game, so it is not necessary to print this before class. If you do not have access to a printer before class; no worries. Simply practice writing on notebook paper or a whiteboard.
As a Lead Montessori teacher with 28 years of full time classroom experience, I'm adept at assessing student understanding as the lesson progresses. The pace of each session will be adjusted according to the students’ needs. 
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Read & Write creator
Lives in the United States
Master Montessori Teacher & Music Education Specialist
272 total reviews
257 completed classes

About Me

Certified by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) I believe deeply in Dr. Maria Montessori's words: "Joy is the evidence of inner growth." I’m a joyful teacher, and I’m always learning. I'm happy to add enrichment to your child's Montessori... 
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