How to Teach Reading&Spelling With 20MinutePhonemicTraining
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How to Teach Reading&Spelling With 20MinutePhonemicTraining

Learn How to Teach Dyslexics, Struggling Readers & Spellers Using a Different Way to Improve Reading Fluency & Spelling
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Created by Vickie Dinsmore
Last updated 1/2020
Price: $39.99
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 57 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Do you have a child who struggles to learn how to read and spell? Or Do you teach children who struggle with reading fluency and writing/spelling? Perhaps your child has dyslexia
  • If so, this class will be of interest to you.
  • This course is a step by step guide to transforming a child's ability to more easily 'lift words from the page' and spell words in daily writing.
  • Includes downloadable materials for each step of the way and leveled reading stories for first through fourth grade. AND I am writing more stories each month.
  • Find out HOW to know WHICH phonemes, [sounds in words] your child does not process.
  • Learn how to look at your child / students’ reading & writing to find out specifically where there is a break-down holding back reading & spelling achievement.
  • Next, I guide you through basic information for all phonemes [sounds] used in English, a step by step walk through lessons addressing your child’s specific needs.
  • See videos of multi-sensory activities to do with children when they get ‘stuck.’
  • Includes: Reading activities to increase rate and accuracy [fluency] and spelling practice activities to increase accuracy.
  • Learn about phonic rules for spelling words and how to teach the phonic rules to improve spelling. Learn about the connection to video games.
  • Be able to read, write and spell.
  • Be able to hear the differences between short vowel tones.
  • Be able to speak speech sounds correctly.
  • Have a basic understanding of phonic rules.
  • Be able to open and use an excel spreadsheet because the analysis calculator is an excel file.

Parents who have children they home school, Intervention Specialists, Reading Specialists, and Tutors learn how to teach a child with dyslexia or just a struggling reader and speller to read faster, with greater accuracy AND to write more with better spelling?  This course offers a different approach that gets results.

This course


  • walks with you and your child/student as you work day by day and week by week  to your child's improved reading fluency and spelling skills in the span of months.

  • is a step by step individualized plan to identify specific student needs to improve reading fluency and spelling skills in authentic writing.

  • an easy way to plan and prepare lessons in less time.

  • a structured approach for delivering mini lessons to improve reading fluency/accuracy and spelling accuracy.

  • provides progress monitoring data  as part of the lesson so no additional time to record progress is needed when the lesson is over.

  • includes testing materials and lesson materials.

This course is for people who want to improve their student's [son or daughter's] literacy skills  using less time both within the school day and outside of the school day.

A high percentage of public schools are finding literacy development challenging. 25% of the population in the United States read below 4th grade level. Schools are increasing budgets, adding intervention specialists and reading tutors to address the problem, and the specialists are vying with classroom teachers for time to provide remedial instruction.  The result is that everyone is frustrated by  constantly changing, complicated daily schedules and limited success for their efforts.

Teachers, Intervention Specialists and Reading Tutors are spending increasing amounts of time outside of the school day planning, preparing materials and reviewing student progress.  Parents are frustrated by slow progress.  Homeschooling parents are searching for ways to help their children become more fluent readers and writers.

Everyone working with struggling readers and writers hope to find a streamlined answer showing them how to improve their student's reading fluency, writing skills and spelling accuracy to grade level. 

Here you will learn a proven approach to increasing reading rate, improving reading accuracy and improving spelling accuracy.

Who this course is for:
  • Teachers of children with dyslexia or children struggling to learn how to read fluently and spell accurately.
  • Reading Tutors and Intervention Specialists of children with dyslexia or children struggling to learn how to read fluently and spell accurately.
  • Parents home schooling children with dyslexia or children struggling to learn how to read fluently and spell accurately.
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 04:31:15
+ Introduction to the Course
2 lectures 26:52

In this lesson you will have an opportunity to see a summary of each lesson and the downloadable materials that you will receive with each lesson.

Preview 10:23

In this lecture we will review basic vocabulary used throughout the course and learn how to classify spelling errors.

Lesson 2 Definitions

Lecture 2 Quiz for Vocabulary in this course

Lecture 2 Definitions
10 questions
+ Collecting Student Spelling, Reading and Phonemic Samples
4 lectures 25:42

In this lesson the student learns how to collect quality, authentic writing samples either from writing completed in class within the past six months or through the use of writing prompts.

Lesson 3a: Collecting Authentic Writing Samples

Student will learn how to collect samples of CVC, CCVC, and CVCC spelling words used to determine which phonemes children/students are not phonemically processing when writing and whether children/students are using visual/auditory cues to apply phonic rules when reading and spelling.

Lesson 3 B: Collecting Word Level Writing Samples

In this lesson you will learn how to observe and note reading behaviors, establish reading rate, and establish reading accuracy with leveled stories that indicate your child/students' grade level of reading material.

Lesson 3 C: Collecting Reading Samples

Here the student will learn how to observe and collect samples of blending, segmenting, deleting, inserting, and changing phonemes in one syllable words from their children/students to determine which of the sub-skills of phonemic awareness the child/student may be proficient or below average.

Lesson 3D: Collecting Auditory Processing & Phonemic Processing Samples
+ Lesson 4: Using the Spelling & Reading Analysis Calculator
1 lecture 42:57

In this lesson you will learn how to locate specific phonemes and phonic rules your child does not recognize when reading and spelling.

Lesson 4: Analysis of Your Child's/Student's Samples

This Quiz is a review of the material presented in Lesson 4 to help you recall how to use the Spelling Calculator.

Lesson 4: Analysis of Your Child's/Student's Spelling and Reading
10 questions
+ Feeling, Hearing, Seeing Vowel Tones
1 lecture 20:05

In this lesson you will learn a mnemonic strategy for identifying and remembering short vowel tones for spelling and reading, teaching methods and strategies for hearing differences between short, long/short, and other vowel tones.  You will learn how to model blending and segmenting skills to your child/student.

Teaching the Vowels

This quiz reviews key information for teaching children how to distinguish between vowel tones and match the vowel tones to letters.

Lesson 6 Quiz: Vowels
10 questions
+ Lesson 7 Teaching Consonants
1 lecture 24:46

This lesson provides you with word lists for comparing similar phonemes for auditory and feeling differences and strategies for helping students feel the phonemes as they are produced within the mouth.

Lesson 7 Teaching the Differences Between Consonant Phonemes

This quiz covers the strategies used for teach students consonant phonemes and their differences.

Lesson 7 Quiz: Consonants
5 questions
+ The 20 Minute Lesson
3 lectures 01:00:27

In this lesson you will learn how to select the phoneme targets and create word chains for your child's / student's phonemic training.

Lesson 8: Preparing and Planning Phonemic Training

In this lesson you will learn about the design, sequence for a 20 minute lesson using the student's phoneme targets and instructional sequence for developing phonemic processing skills.

Lesson 9: The 20 Minute Lesson and Phonemic Training

In this quiz you will demonstrate understanding for how to conduct a 20 Minute Phonemic Training Lesson using the word chains you have created.

Lesson 9 Quiz: The 20 Minute Mini Lesson
10 questions

In this lesson you will learn how to handle auditory tracking and the student worksheet when phonemes are deleted and inserted.  You will also learn strategies for using manipulatives to assist students when they struggle with segmenting, sequencing and processing phonemes in blends.

Lesson 10: CCVC/CVCC Syllables - Deleting, Inserting and Sequencing
+ Phonics
1 lecture 20:11

In this lesson you will learn about the auditory connection to phonic rules that determine letter patterns in words.  You will learn the rules and strategies for teaching them to your child/student.

Lesson 11 Phonics

In this quiz you will review phonics rules for spelling and how to present them to your child.

Lesson 11: Phonics Quiz
10 questions
+ Increase Reading Rate and Accuracy
1 lecture 21:04

In this lesson you will learn a different way of reading with your child.  You will learn the power of repeatedly reading a passage with guided feedback and reinforcement.

How to Read with Your Child -- Repeatedly!
+ Wrap it Up with Research
1 lecture 09:29

In this final lesson you will meet two children who have recently received lessons using the 20 Minute Phonemic Training approach and you will see how they benefited.  You will also see research that documents the use of direct instruction in grapheme/phoneme and phonemic skill training.

Sierra, Eva and Research