Writing · Reading · Comprehension
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Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI)
Students learn phonics and can sound out words, but still struggle with reading words on the page. They continue to have difficulty with remembering sight words and spelling words. Their spelling is phonetically accurate, but they can’t remember the visual patterns of words (orthography). Often they sound out a word correctly, but don't recognize that same word when they encounter it in the next paragraph
A cause of difficulty in establishing sight words and contextual fluency is difficulty in visualizing letters in words. This is called weak symbol imagery. A significant number of students—even those who have well-developed phonemic awareness—have difficulty with rapidly perceiving sounds in words, and are slow to self-correct their reading errors.
The Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words, and Spelling Program (SI) successfully develops symbol imagery for reading and spelling.
Framing Your Thoughts
Sentence and Paragraph Writing
The Project Read® Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing and paragraph development. The Framing Your Thoughts® curriculum uses unique graphic symbols to represent the function of sentence parts which promote sentence understanding, editing and creative independence. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction.
Visualizing and Verbalizing
The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking
Some students read words accurately, but don't understand what they read. Words seem to “go in one ear and out the other” and they struggle with following directions. students and parents express frustration about weak short term and long term memory. Primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole. This program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.