Secret Stories – A Neuroscience Based Approach to Reading Instruction
I used this supplemental program while teaching a reading intervention group and first grade students in a Title I School.
This is also the program I used to teach our son, who is dyslexic, how to read. We first start with “The Better Alphabet Song” because some letters have more than one sound! Every vowel, digraph, diphthong, etc. has a story, a catchy way of remembering what the sound is, a visual, and a motion. This is a multisensory approach to reading and explicit phonics instruction.
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- Multisensory Phonics Instruction Rooted in the Science of Reading
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Secret Stories® are the “secret” reasons WHY letters get together and make the many different sounds that they do.
They offer logical explanations for letter sound behavior that learners’ brains crave!
Rooted in the science of reading and cognitive neuroscience research, Secret Stories® targets backdoor learning channels to accelerate phonics skill mastery for reading and writing.
Secret Stories® works seamlessly with any reading curriculum or phonics program to fast-track
the critical “code-based” phonics skills needed to read and write—while fitting perfectly into existing instruction.
So what would a class look like? We would start with the better alphabet song and then be introduced to the newest “secret”. We might learn who Bossy Mama E is and how she makes vowels “Say their name!” when she is at the end of a word. We would create a “Bossy Mama E” on a craft stick and then search for words around the classroom like “man” and make it say, “mane”. We might even read a decodable fluency page together and let students take one home to practice their newest skill!