Upwords Reading Literacy Program
By: UpWords Reading
The Up-Words Reading® program is an early literacy program that teaches students to read and spell, using four key areas of instruction. The four key areas include:
Phonological awareness – Students are taught phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, and letter-sound correspondence. With these skills, they learn to decode (read) and encode (spell) phonetic words. Explicit and systematic instruction of the skills, coupled with recurring multisensory drills, provides students with a strong phonetic foundation.
Sight word instruction – Students are taught to recognize and spell sight words using multi-sensory methods to build a strong visual memory of the words. Students learn to recognize and read these words both in and out of context.
Syllabication – Using systematic and explicit instruction, coupled with multi-sensory activities and drills, students learn and internalize effective strategies for reading and spelling longer words.
High-quality literature – high-quality children’s books are woven into daily lesson plans as teacher-read stories. As students listen to and engage in stories that are read aloud, they build auditory comprehension. Additionally, the Up-Words Reading® Decodable Readers provide students an opportunity to read independently. The readers are exclusive to the program, and they are matched with target skills. Students never encounter a word they haven’t been previously taught.
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