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LearnUp reading techniques
The Pressure Release Technique is one of the most powerful techniques used at LearnUp. It allows emerging readers to read outloud for extended periods of time without fatiguing. It is particularly helpful for a child who has trouble transferring phonetic knowledge to reading. It measurably increases confidence in reading, as well as fluency.
This procedure develops sight vocabulary and fluency in reading. It should be done daily.
Beat the Clock
Fun and challenging fluency builder.
How to teach the correct consonant sounds.
LearnUp reading starts
Download a pdf that outlines how we meet students where they are on the reading spectrum and move them to grade level reading.
LearnUp wants your child to learn to read and we are confident our approach will get them reading at grade level in a short period of time.
The pdf corresponds to LearnUp’s reading assessment which tells us which entry-level/start in our program is the best one for your child. Generally speaking, the lower the start, the more time it takes to get your child on track.
Keep in mind that starts are set by reading level, not by age.
Infographic of the components of a structured literacy program
National Reading Panel
Recommendations of the National Reading Panel (2000).
- Decoding Dyslexia: Decoding Dyslexia is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across the country concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system.
- International Dyslexia Association: The IDA’s vision is to create a future for all individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences so that they may have richer, more robust lives and access to the tools and resources they need. It is a international network of members working on the challenges facing people living with dyslexia.
- Understood: The goal of Understood is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.
- Eye to Eye: In every classroom there is a kid being told, “You just have to try harder.” Misunderstood, isolated in self-doubt. That young person struggling with learning and attention issues. Eye to Eye gives the kid in the corner an inside chance — to succeed, to self-advocate, to graduate, to have community, to live a life of hope.
- California Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines: The purpose of these guidelines is to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents in identifying, assessing, and supporting students with dyslexia.