Backdoor-to-the-Brain Phonics1SECRET STORIES®

“The SECRET reasons WHY letters do what they do when they DON’T do what they SHOULD!”

SECRET STORIES® Cracking the Reading (Phonics) Code with the Brain in Mind! is a multi-modal, brain-based bag of teaching tools that transform the reading and writing abilities of early grade learners, as well as those struggling at the upper grade levels. Through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means, SECRET STORIES® activate every learning channel and personally connect learners to critical phonics skills.

Because there is no inherent meaning in any of the sounds that letters make reading, writing, and spelling can be very difficult to teach, and even more difficult to learn. The seemingly endless array of letter sounds and phonics patterns can appear random and overwhelming to beginning and struggling readers alike, but not if they know their “secrets!” These ‘grown-up’ reading and writing Secrets are logical explanations for why letters make the sounds that they do!

The Secrets aren’t taught, they are given, as it’s not necessary to “teach” what already makes sense! In this way, the Secrets are easily and effortlessly acquired by learners of all ages from preK to adult! Underscoring existing K-3 reading and writing curriculum and instruction with SECRET STORIES® eliminates the need for rote memorization and repetitive, isolated phonics-skill practice. It means no more having to tell students, It just is! It just does! You’ll just have to remember! Now they will know the Secrets!

Watch this two minute clip from SECRET STORIES® author, Katie Garner, at the National Title I Conference. You can also view highlights from Katie’s featured presentation at this year’s 2017 National Title I Conference (as well as watch the full-length version) here.

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