Climbing With Phonics
“Climbing With Phonics” is an interactive computer program based on the Orton Gillingham approach, designed to help those with dyslexia or any reader in need of decoding or encoding skills. It covers basic to advanced skills in reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary. The program presents experiences dramatically using hours of video vignettes of 71 written sounds and rules of English. Each lesson also has video handwriting lessons to reinforce kinesthetic and tactile skills. The program can be used at home, in a classroom, tutorial, or remedial setting by children to adults who are learning to read, including those where English is a second language. The program can be used with the “Flipped Learning” approach, allowing students to take lessons independently and use time with the instructor for application of skills or actual reading of material. The program has 71 lessons, with the first 32 covering consonants, consonant digraphs, short vowels, CVC Rule, the final “e”, and the “V/CV Rule”, while lessons 33 to 71 contain vowel digraphs, VV rule diphthongs, “r” controlled vowels, Soft & Hard C and G, syllable endings, prefixes, syllabication strategies, and more.