Barton Reading
Reading / February 28, 2011

Barton Reading Content: Reading Grade(s): PreK – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Publisher: www.bartonreading.com Updated Review: May 12, 2014 From Barton Reading’s website: The Barton Reading & Spelling System teaches people from all walks of life exactly how to tutor people with dyslexia. The Barton System is divided into ten levels and is Orton-Gillingham influenced. The tutor training DVDs contain 5-6 hours of in-depth instruction. Susan Barton, the program developer, will demonstrate, with a real student, every lesson you’ll be teaching. You’ll stop and practice new skills every ten to fifteen minutes. And, you’ll see mistakes students may make – and how to correct them. Complete lesson plans are provided in the Tutor Manual. There is enough material in the lesson plans to teach a lesson twice – without using the same words, sentences, or stories. Each page contains a wide column with full scripting (for those who want that level of support) and a narrow column with just summary information. Each level contains from 10 to 15 lessons. (Levels 1 and 2 are a bit shorter.) If a student is being tutored twice a week, it will take…

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Sonday System
Featured , Reading / February 17, 2011

Sonday System, 2nd Edition Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Packaged Kit Publication Date: 2088 Publisher: www.winsorlearning.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** The Sonday System 1 guides beginning reading, writing and spelling instruction, reading intervention, instruction for English Language Learners (ELL) and is highly effective in the Response to Intervention (RtI) model. The Sonday System 1 provides a lesson template for instructors to teach the essential skills to their students in every lesson, every day. The system is an Orton-Gillingham based, systematic, explicit, sequential, and cumulative multisensory language instruction program which cements student learning into long-term memory. The system is easy for instructors to use and contains: a check for knowledge, five Pre-Reading and thirty-six Reading Levels, mastery checks and templates for creating personal learning plans. The concepts and elements taught in Level 1 are: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, Consonant and Vowel Sounds, Vowel Pairs, Consonant Blends and Diagraphs, R Controlled Vowels, Vowel Consonant-e, Compound Words, Non-Phonetic Words, Spelling, Rules for English Language, Reading/Writing Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Before beginning Sonday System 2 the student should be…

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