An innovative, new approach to remedial reading for grades Five through Nine has been developed and published by Total Reading. Based on an adaptation of the Total Reading multisensory method, it is a complete language arts and reading program and prepares the student for grade level work in English. Six Steps to Literacy has been written especially for the classroom situation, but may also be used by the tutor or reading teacher on a one to one or small group basis.
are many reasons why certain students do not learn to read with ease in
the primary grades. However, generally, Intermediate remedial readers do
not respond well to a visual recall method. In most cases they can be
taught to read through the kinesthetic/auditory senses if there is no
The more severe the learning differences, the greater the need for a multi-sensory, sequential approach. In the hands of a trained teacher, students who have not learned to read commonly make a year's progress in six months.
Explicit phonics means straightforward phonetic instruction that teaches he sounds of the alphabet and common two letter sounds and then starts to build simple words for the child to sound and learn. Multi-sensory means that the students "write and say ", using all the learning modalities. Mary M. Johnston, Total Reading