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Phonics to Fluency - Ongoing Reading Class, Ages 5-9, 3x per week for 30 Minutes

Karen's fun, interactive, small group class teaches phonics and reading skills to young learners. Designed for emerging, beginner, novice, and esl readers. Phonics lessons and stories will progress in difficulty level to fit the needs of the learners enrolled in each section. We work on fluency, decoding and comprehension.
Karen Childres, MEd
65 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 79 learners
30 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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Next on Tue, Oct 11

Meets 3x per week
Tu, We, Th
10:30 – 11:00 AM
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Class Experience

Students will learn phonics skills: letter sounds, digraphs/trigraphs, word families, rhyming, silent e rules, rule breakers, decoding multisyllable words, and more. We will learn Dolch sight words, fluency, picture clues and other comprehension strategies, basic language arts, computer skills, and social skills.  Capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling are covered in the context of learning to read and responding to stories. 
I love empowering children by teaching them to read!  Reading opens a whole new world to children. I have been teaching pre-reading and reading skills for over 20 years in a variety of home and school settings, including successful virtual reading classes.  I have a collection of lesson plans and rich stories to delight any child while learning to read.  There's nothing like the look of satisfaction on a young reader's face after sounding out a difficult word or reading a whole sentence independently for the very first time!  I am eager to share those experiences with your child!
No materials required. Children are welcome to write words on paper or whiteboards as we learn, but it's not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.


Karen Childres, MEd
Lives in the United States
Multi-certified, professional teacher meets the individual needs of each learner in a fun, caring, 1:1 or small group classroom
65 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Karen. I live in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, USA. I am a career teacher who was promoted to grandmotherhood several years ago, a true joy!  I hold a Master's Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in English....Β 
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