Reading & Phonics Through Spelling B


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Full Year Course (Students can join the course throughout the year)

10:30 -11:30 a.m.Monday CST

Taught by Amy Vickrey

Instructor Amy Vickrey


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Reading & Phonics through Spelling Level B

Reading & Phonics through Spelling takes five essential components of reading – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension – and systematically teaches students using a discovery and sound-based approach to phonics instruction. Each week students will discover spelling patterns for different sounds, and keep a guide book journal. Homework is completed each week using the A Reason For Spelling workbooks. This approach to reading and phonics gives a solid foundation while also using proven methods for students with a variety of reading difficulties.

  • Level A is offered for students using A Reason For Spelling Level A
  • Level B is offered for students using A Reason For Spelling Level B


Level B is a live, 30 minute once a week class.  The focus is on basic spelling rules, and spelling with digraphs and blends to aid in reading and spelling.  This class will introduce breaking words up into syllables to chunk them for reading and spelling purposes, a focus in Levels I and II

  • Level I is offered for students using A Reason For Spelling Level C and Level D
  • Level II is offered for students using A Reason For Spelling Level E and Level F

To determine what level your child is performing at please utilize the placement tests for A Reason For Spelling :

This course is designed to help your special needs or struggling learner gain mastery and success, building confidence and ability through skills acquisition. Our trained staff is committed to providing gentle, guided and proven instruction.

Classes for our Struggling Learners Program are very small, up to six students. Higher-level thinking skills will be developed and supported in this interactive, small-group instruction that encourages problem solving, and works on metacognition, an important executive functioning skill related to study skills in all academic areas.  Classes are warm and inviting, in an atmosphere where anxiety is reduced and thinking is maximized.

How are our classes different than Tutoring?Tutoring is a form of reteaching or breaking down learning into smaller steps to help someone who struggles. Our classes go beyond that, evaluating where each student is on a concept, and helping them be successful as they learn the concepts.  We use questioning to guide students through the learning process, and to help them understand and correct mistakes they are making in the math processes. The classes are formatted as a cooperative environment where students see how other kids process the information and discuss how we think through games and questions. The classroom is a safe place to discuss how they think through information. The end result helps students to see how they learn, and to apply that to other areas of their academic lives.

Reading and Phonics through Spelling Level B is a 30 minute twice a week, live class taught by Amy Vickrey, MSE.  

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