My students range from kindergarten to seventh grade and are all students with special needs. They have a variety of disabilities, but they are all truly exceptional students. Each of them has a sense of curiosity and drive to learn like I have never seen in students before. They possess a desire to overcome the obstacles in their life and succeed in everything that they set their minds to.
Though my students may be considered disabled, the impact they will make on this world is tremendous.
They all have special talents and interests that set them apart in the best way possible. My class is exceptional, and in my opinion, the best class in the world!
The SPIRE Sounds Sensible reading program is a research based, direct instruction reading curriculum designed to specifically help struggling, below-grade level readers. The students I work with each day are performing mostly on a Kindergarten reading level. The SPIRE program also provides manipulatives, such as magnet boards, to give my students a more visual, hands-on approach to reading instruction.
Sounds Sensible is a program designed specifically to provide the building blocks necessary for reading instruction to prevent the failure of reading before it begins.
Sounds Sensible is also a tool to use to help students in upper grades backtrack and learn the foundational skills necessary to become astounding readers in the future.
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