Tackling the BIG Words Confidently! Multisyllabic Word Strategies and Phonics

Lisa Harris, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(215)
Practice the ins & outs of breaking longer words apart so reading becomes a breeze! There's no more guessing words when you understand and learn word syllabication skills. Improve reading fluency, comprehension, AND reading enjoyment!

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Intermediate Level
To ensure effective tutoring, the teacher suggests meeting 3x per week. Book additional recurring meetings after the initial purchase.
Students will learn and progress in the following foundational reading and spelling skills:
*six syllable types (open syllables, closed syllables, syllables with final e, syllables with vowel pairs, r-controlled syllables, and consonant-l-e syllables)
*syllabic generalizations (vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel) patterns
*morphological units, including common prefixes, roots, and suffixes 
*advanced phonics 
(Did YOU know that short /o/ (as in pot) has 8 different spellings?!
(a, au, aw, augh, ough, o, al, ou)
*reading longer words in connected text
I am a certified reading specialist with a Masters Degree in reading.  I have a strong interest in "how the BRAIN actually learns to read", and during instruction, I teach this to children.  
(Most people don't know that our brain is actually NOT wired to read, which is why some children struggle more than others!)  My sessions are highly individualized and based on the way each individual students' brain processes sounds and print.
I have taught in a variety of capacities in public schools and universities.  These roles include teaching kindergarten/first/or second grade classrooms, and work as a K-5 school Reading Specialist; teaching undergraduate reading courses at the university level; assisting new teachers as a sought after Mentor Teacher; and training teachers in reading programs through school staff development sessions throughout California.  I am now retired from public school teaching, and since 2020 I have enjoyed bringing the joys of reading success to learners on Outschool!
Homework Offered
Learner will be assigned and provided with reading practice outside of class. Students will be encouraged to read outside of class to practice their new skills, and when time permits, book sharing will be encouraged.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessment is embedded. I will keep you informed of progress and needs.
Grades Offered
This class includes multi-sensory learning activities and is personalized to support and meet the individual needs of learners with the kinds of language processing problems associated with dyslexia.  
* a white board and marker/erasers or paper and pencil
* a printer for paper practice stories
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(215)
I am a certified reading specialist with a Masters Degree in reading, and have taught in a variety of capacities in public schools and universities.  These roles include teaching in kindergarten/first/or second grade classrooms, and as a K-5... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 7 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-11

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