“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” Albert Einstein
The SECRET STORIES® is a multi-modal, brain-based teaching ‘bag-of-tricks’ that transforms the reading and writing abilities of primary and struggling, intermediate grade learners. Through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means, the SECRET STORIES® activates every learning channel and personally connect learners to the skills. Because there is no inherent meaning with regard to letters and the sounds they make, reading, writing, and spelling can be very difficult to teach, and even more difficult to learn. The seemingly endless array of phonemic letter patterns and sounds can appear random and overwhelming to beginning and struggling readers alike, unless they know the ‘grown-up’ reading and writing SECRETS™… the logical explanations for why letters make the sounds that they do!
Using the SECRET STORIES® to underscore existing reading and writing curriculum and instruction means no more rote memorization and repetitive, isolated phonics-skill practice! No more having to tell learners “It just is…It just does…You just have to remember!” Now they will know the SECRETS™!
In addition to the video excerpt from Katie’s presentation at the National Title I Conference below, you can also click here to view Katie’s most recent presentation at this year’s 2015 Title I Conference in Salt Lake City!
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