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Phonics for Struggling Readers 3: Soft Consonants, Vowel Teams/Digraphs, & More

Effective Effort with Elizabeth Sheridan
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In this 2x weekly reading class for struggling readers, students with learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD and dyslexia will work with a special education teacher to read, write, & spell w/ vowel teams, r-controlled vowels & more. #academic

Class Experience

  • Students will hear the new sound in words. Students will identify the new sound in written words. Students will practice blending sounds in words to read them. Students will sort words by different sounds and/or spellings. Students will play a game to practice reading the new words. Students will participate in reading a decodable reader using new sounds
I am a licensed K-12 special education teacher with over 20 years of experience in the public schools teaching Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  I have taught Pre-K - 5th grade reading and math skills to students from 3-15  for the last several years on Outschool with 100s of satisfied parents and learners.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: Students will be given weekly materials then can print and use at home for additional practice with these words. While you are actively enrolled in this class you will be given exclusive access to my class on RAZkids for additional reading practice. It is recommended that students log in each week to listen to and practice our weekly book.
This class includes explicit, multi-sensory, systematic phonics which is recommended for students with Dyslexia.  I am a licensed special education teacher with experience teaching students with ADHD, ASD, and many other learning needs.
Student should know all their letter sounds, confidently read CVC words (ie. fan, cat, dog); read words with blends/digraphs (ie. fish, flag, bath); read words with silent e (ie. cape, home). Ready to learn vowel teams & r-controlled vowels
Paper or whiteboard
Weekly handouts (provided) - please cut or assist your child in cutting sorts and word cards prior to class
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will be given login access to kidsa-z.com.  I will create their profile which will only contain their first name.  They can use the site to read books at their reading level, listen to books, and take reading quizzes. No personal data is collected for your learner account.
Joined June, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Ohio Teaching Certificate in Special Education
Master's Degree in Education from Ohio Dominican University
Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my page.  I am Teacher Elizabeth.  I am a licensed K-12 Special Education Teacher with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have worked in a large urban school district for over 25 years.  Most of... 


Group Class


weekly ($15 per class)
2x per week
40 min

Completed by 37 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
3-6 learners per class

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