Awakening Potential provides programs for reading, writing, and general learning (math, social studies, etc.), all of which incorporate my educational philosophy and methodologies.Awakening Potential For Reading Success is an Orton-Gillingham based comprehensive reading instruction program, which includes phonics, decoding strategies, and comprehension strategies. Here students will find everything they need to become successful readers. This program is especially effective for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Phonetics concepts are taught in a visual and hands on way, with fun and memorable images to engage students and help them more easily learn concepts. Decoding strategies are presented to support students with reading unknown words. Comprehension strategies assist students with understanding what they read. These materials are included in the program, and can also be purchased separately: Super Sounds cards, Super Sounds reference sheet, Level One Powers strategies, Level Two Powers strategies, Power Ups (roots/prefixes/suffixes reference sheet), and Break It Down comprehension graphic organizer. (Larger images of each product can be viewed in the Educational Products For Learning Success store).
Awakening Potential for Writing Success is an Orton-Gillingham based program has everything you need to support students in developing and enhancing their writing skills. This program is particularly effective for students with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Writing concepts and skills are made simple through direct and systematic instruction. Included are 5 essential graphic organizers: The Cake Paragraph, The Cake Paragraph Essay, The Juicy T. C.A.P.S. revising and editing organizer, The Juicy T. C.A.P.S. transitions list, and The Pathway of the Plot creative writing aid. These fun and colorful organizers will guide students in using the main processes of writing (planning, drafting, revising, editing). (Larger images of each product can be viewed in the Educational Products For Learning Success store).
This program includes materials for math and other subjects, as well as helpful strategies and organizers for skills such as note taking. (Larger images of each product can be viewed in the Educational Products For Learning Success store).
The Break It Down For Word Problems graphic organizer is a fantastic tool for supporting students with breaking math word problems into chunks. A simple and effective step by step process is clearly laid out for students, with each step applied to an actual word problem. There are boxes included for students to work out each part of their problems. Three pages are included: 1) Example Page 2) Practice/Work Page for two part problems 3) Practice/Work page for three part problems. Students benefit so much from having this supportive resource! (Larger images can be viewed in the Educational Products For Learning Success store).
Nice Notes! is a fun and effective way to help students with the note taking process for history/social studies. Students (especially those with learning disabilities and dyslexia) often have a hard time taking notes, because they don’t know what they are supposed to write down. This scaffolded notes organizer helps them to understand the important elements to look out for when taking notes. Each category has different numbered lists, so that the student can keep track of which parts go together. For example, “The ancient Greeks adapted much of their culture from the people of Crete,” could have “ancient Greeks” in the “Who Did It?” category, “adapted culture” in the “What Happened?” category, and “from Crete” in the “Where Did It Happen?” category. Since all of these are from the same bit of information, they would all be written in the #1 slot of each category. Use the same process for further information. (Larger images can be viewed in the Educational Products For Learning Success store).
These programs can be used in Learning Coaching sessions to help your child or student reach their full learning potential. If you are interested, please fill out the New Student Form, and we can get started!