The KnowledgePoints Reading Program focuses on the skill areas of phonics, sight vocabulary, functional vocabulary, comprehension, and oral reading for grades K-12. Our tutors employ a wide variety of lessons and formats in order to provide reading help and cater to the individual learning style of each student.
Phonics – Phonics skills are the cornerstone of reading, enabling students to accurately sound out words they have not already memorized. Children will learn phonics skills such as letter recognition, letter formation, consonant sounds, short vowels, blends and digraphs, long vowels, R & L modified vowels, variant and irregular vowels, compound words, syllabication, and roots and affixes. Through practice and mastery of these reading skills, students will have the reading help they need to move ahead with more complex materials.
Sight Vocabulary – Sight words, or words that children should instantly recognize by the end of 3rd grade, are taught. This reading skill aids in accuracy and fluency in both silent and oral reading.
Functional Vocabulary – Students gain the ability to recognize the meanings of words by learning reading skills related to the use of synonyms, antonyms, affixes, multi-meaning words, and appropriate word choices in the context of phrases, sentences, and paragraphs.
Comprehension – To help students learn how to derive meaning from what they are reading, four specific skill areas are focused on: information, generalization, organization and inference. These four reading skills, when learned together, will dramatically raise your child’s comprehension of written school materials.
Oral Reading – Students are asked to read orally on a regular basis. Through repetition and practice, tutors provide reading help which solidifies accuracy, fluency and self-confidence in reading skills.
K-2 Emerging Reader Program
Picture the enjoyment of having your child read to you! Give them the gift of early reading enjoyment with our TurningPoints Reading Program!
This program is perfect for your young emerging reader. Our TurningPoints Reading Program utilizes comprehensive materials from the KnowledgePoints curriculum to give students extensive practice on blending letters and letter sounds, writing letters and practicing blends and digraphs. Students will gain confidence with this program, which allows for more repetition of learning the basic fundamental skills of reading to solidify phonics and sight words. Our fun and engaging TurningPoints program is an excellent extension of the child’s progress achieved with our StartingPoints program.
TurningPoints is designed for students who need additional practice with basic reading skills. Additional considerations may be for the 4 and 5 year olds who may attend KnowledgePoints for enrichment so as to build confidence and easily tackle 1st grade reading skills! Parents will love our custom workbooks which are available for purchase to take home in order to reinforce and further develop skills while having fun.
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Pre-K Reading Program
We help Children Love to Learn with our StartingPoints Pre-K Reading Program.
Our StartingPoints Reading Program is a great start for pre-k children who are ready to begin preparing for kindergarten! KnowledgePoints offers a proven curriculum to teach students phonemic awareness, reading, spelling and writing in a fun format! The StartingPoints Program teaches the alphabet using a cast of fun animal characters and sounds, and body movements that directly relate to the animal/letter, allowing children to utilize the alphabet immediately, while they enjoy the process of learning!
Our proprietary StartingPoints program provides students with comprehensive phonics materials bringing fun and excitement to learning, motivating children and ensuring success. This program offers flexible scheduling and will have your child prepped for reading after only 40 hours of instruction. Your kids will absolutely love StartingPoints!
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