Backdoor-to-the-Brain Phonics1SECRET STORIES®

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”                                                                            Albert Einstein

SECRET STORIES® is a multi-modal, brain-based teaching ‘bag-of-tricks’ that transforms the reading and writing abilities of primary and struggling upper grade learners. Through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic means, SECRET STORIES® activate every learning channel and personally connects learners to the skills. Because there is no inherent meaning in 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 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 SECRET STORIES® to underscore existing reading and writing curriculum and instruction eliminates the need for rote memorization and repetitive, isolated phonics-skill practice.  It means no more having to tell learners, “It just is…It just does… You just have to remember!”  Now they can know the SECRETS!

Watch a video clip of Katie Garner’s featured presentation at the National Title I Conference below, or  click here to see highlights from this year’s 2017 Conference Presentation.

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Tapping into the Affective Learning Domain for Critical Phonics Skill Access