summer reading groups

Literacy

On average, children lose two to three months of reading skills over the summer, and that loss has a cumulative long-term effect.

The students who can least afford to lose the reading gains they have achieved during the school year fall the farthest behind over the summer break.  Most struggling readers know that they struggle. And children at risk of literacy difficulties are less likely to learn words incidentally. They can easily feel defeated and begin to avoid books.

I help children build the foundation skills they need to move forward as proficient readers

Groups and Dates

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Early Readers: K – grade 1

The Early Readers Group focuses on developing and strengthening emerging literacy and language skills. Children will learn the building blocks for spelling and word recognition skills while having fun!

  • July 15-18, 1-3 pm
  • Maximum 6 students
  • Bear Theme
  • All materials and snacks included

Targeted Skills:

  • Understanding the relationship between letters and sounds
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Segmenting sentences into words
  • Segmenting words into sounds
  • Rhyming
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Story re-telling
  • Handwriting

You will receive a parent letter at the end of each session describing the skills we worked on and suggestions for carry over activities at home. At the end of the week you will receive a progress report summarizing skills that are still developing or have been mastered.

Your Investment: $295

Primary Readers: grade 2 – 3

The Primary Readers Group focuses on further developing and strengthening literacy and language skills. Children will learn how to spell words that don’t follow the rules, and how to pronounce groups of letters as chunks rather than individual sounds. And they will be learning while having fun!

  • July 22-25, 1-3 pm
  • Maximum 6 students
  • Farm Theme
  • All materials and snacks included

Targeted Skills:

  • Listening for sounds in all word positions
  • Reading digraphs (ch, th, wh)
  • Reading consonant blends (bl, sp, gl)
  • Recognizing and reading sight words
  • Segmenting words into sounds and syllables
  • Rhyming
  • Expanding vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Story re-telling
  • Handwriting

You will receive a parent letter at the end of each session describing the skills we worked on and suggestions for carry over activities at home. At the end of the week you will receive a progress report summarizing skills that are still developing or have been mastered.

Your Investment: $295

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  • Lisa created an ideal learning environment for our 6 year old son, keeping him focused and calm. She went beyond our expectations using techniques and methods typically implemented by Behavior Consultants and Social Thinking Specialists. We are grateful for her unbelievable combination of knowledge and skills, and her ability to coach and provide us with feedback, as parents.

    Tatiana Plyasetskaya
  • Lisa created an ideal learning environment for our 6 year old son, keeping him focused and calm. She went beyond our expectations using techniques and methods typically implemented by Behavior Consultants and Social Thinking Specialists. We are grateful for her unbelievable combination of knowledge and skills, and her ability to coach and provide us with feedback, as parents.

    Tatiana Plyasetskaya
  • During the time we have been working with Lisa  we have noticed how much easier our daughter's words are to understand.  Lisa's approach has been fun and encouraging while also setting a focused work environment.  My daughter is progressing through different sounds and seeing success.  Speech does not come naturally for all children, and Lisa has provided a safe space for my daughter to practice and see positive results.

    Darla Johnson
  • During the time we have been working with Lisa  we have noticed how much easier our daughter's words are to understand.  Lisa's approach has been fun and encouraging while also setting a focused work environment.  My daughter is progressing through different sounds and seeing success.  Speech does not come naturally for all children, and Lisa has provided a safe space for my daughter to practice and see positive results.

    Darla Johnson
  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • I love how Lisa guides me to speak more clearly with a native sound but I can keep my original accent. That has been transforming to me in a very special way. 

    Masumi Shane, Yoga Teacher
  • Our son Alex was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech at age three, and has been working with Lisa for the past 5 years. When he started working with Lisa it was extremely difficult for others to understand what he was saying. Now Alex has the self confidence and tools to express his thoughts and feelings, and more than 80% of what he says is easily understood. Lisa is a very dedicated, knowledgeable and intuitive Speech Pathologist with a creative and engaging approach.

    Katharine Regan
  • Our son Alex was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech at age three, and has been working with Lisa for the past 5 years. When he started working with Lisa it was extremely difficult for others to understand what he was saying. Now Alex has the self confidence and tools to express his thoughts and feelings, and more than 80% of what he says is easily understood. Lisa is a very dedicated, knowledgeable and intuitive Speech Pathologist with a creative and engaging approach.

    Katharine Regan
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • Deciding to start the 60-Day Accent Reduction Course with Lisa was one of  the best decisions I have ever made when it comes to my career development. I would 100% recommend Lisa’s online and in-person classes to anyone hoping to improve their speech.

    Matt Ghavi, Property Manager
  • I was very surprised to see how quickly we saw positive results in my son's speech sounds after weekly sessions with Lisa. She was thoughtful and intuitive and very good at keeping him engaged throughout the sessions, making it a very positive and successful experience.

    Christine Montgomery
  • I was very surprised to see how quickly we saw positive results in my son's speech sounds after weekly sessions with Lisa. She was thoughtful and intuitive and very good at keeping him engaged throughout the sessions, making it a very positive and successful experience.

    Christine Montgomery
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • I would like to thank Lisa for the opportunity to improve my pronunciation and intonation. Taking her 60 day course made it clear that I wasn't even aware of many of my own errors. My accent has definitely softened, and I sound much more natural. My English pronunciation improved 77% over the training period!

    Yana, ESL Instructor
  • Lisa was excellent. A very useful workshop.

  • Lisa was excellent. A very useful workshop.

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  • The information was very useful and easy to understand. I enjoyed the way you presented.

  • Lisa was very patient and motivated me to apply what she shared with us.

  • Lisa was very patient and motivated me to apply what she shared with us.

  • The content was wonderful with great links. The workshop was well presented and paced.

  • The content was wonderful with great links. The workshop was well presented and paced.

  • Thank you Lisa, you are very approachable. I really enjoyed your presentation.

  • Thank you Lisa, you are very approachable. I really enjoyed your presentation.

  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant
  • Lisa is a great teacher and very professional. I always felt she prepared the lessons according to my needs. The 60 Day Accent Reduction Course is great for anyone wanting to improve all aspects of English. I highly recommend it.

    Carolina Ponte, Junior Accountant
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