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Montessori Reading & Writing Tutorial: Read Books Aloud & Memorize Sight Words

Rachael Gerhard - Montessori Specialist
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Individualized Montessori reading instruction using digital books. Build on a phonics foundation: memorize essential non-phonetic sight words. Improve reading fluency, confidence, comprehension, spelling, handwriting & vocabulary.

Class Experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 2
Beginner - Intermediate Level
  • 💛 Learners will: 🏅 be able to correctly identify and spell 8 non-phonetic high-frequency sight words per session 🏅 master phonemic awareness, segmenting and blending skills necessary for confident phonetic reading 🏅 master lowercase print or cursive handwriting skills 🏅 complete early reader books in sequence
📜 Certified Early Childhood Educator, Lead Montessori Teacher and Music Specialist for 28 years
📜 Bachelor of Music Education
📜 Certified by the most rigorous Montessori training program in North America (Association Montessori Internationale) 
📜 TESOL certified
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: 🧡 Complete the word lists before or after class if preferred! 🖨️ I provide a PDF dotted-font word list for guided writing and visual copying on the Monday before each session 📝Complete the list on an iPad with a stylus pencil, or print the PDFs and complete with a marker, pen or pencil. ✍🏽Enrolled learners receive my brief video about how to achieve a comfortable and efficient pencil grip.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: 💛The San Diego Quick Reading Level Assessment may be given in class early in the tutorial to provide initial guidance for book choices. This tutorial is individualized to the learner and does not rely on quizzes or evaluations.
Recommended: complete several sessions of my Level 3 class "Montessori Reading & Writing: Phonics & Intro to Digraphs" before enrolling in this tutorial. 
💛 OPTIONAL PRINTABLE: For each session, the learner receives: 
📃 PDF of dotted-font handwriting list
📃 PDF of 8 flashcards with sight words for optional memory games
I will screen-share digital books for tutors, using the hundreds of leveled readers on the Pioneer Valley Books website. 
Joined May, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Dr. Maria Montessori said "Joy is the evidence of inner growth." I’m a joyful teacher, and I’m always learning. I'm happy to add Montessori enrichment to your child's education! 

✨Certified by Montessori Northwest... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
35 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 5-7

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