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Montessori Reading & Writing: Phonics & Intro to Digraphs - 1x/Week

Online class, no Montessori experience needed! Practice English conversation, phonetic reading and handwriting. Read & spell a new digraph (phonogram) such as /ai/ each week. Homeschool, kindergarten, first grade & ESL learners welcome!
Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Read & Write creator
311 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 7 learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Learners will be able to correctly identify the phonetic sound of each letter of the alphabet. Learners will master phonemic awareness, segmenting and blending skills necessary for confident phonetic reading. Learners will master 32 digraphs (phonograms): sh, ar, ch, or, ai, ee, oa, oo, a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, ou, oi, er, igh. Learners will improve lowercase print handwriting skills.
Lead Montessori Teacher and Music Specialist for 28 years. Bachelor's of Music Education. Certified by the most rigorous Montessori training program in North America (Association Montessori Internationale). TESOL certified. I've taught over 1000 learners on Outschool since May 2020!
Optional practice reading and writing at home is encouraged. A dotted font word list for guided writing and visual copying will be provided to each enrolled learner each week. Pencil grip may be briefly addressed in class, but will need to be reinforced at home. 
45 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
311 total reviews
300 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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