Reading is the foundation of all education. It is the bedrock of a child’s educational journey and necessary to function successfully in life. The acquisition and mastery of these skills, allow us to express our ideas effectively, spark and satisfy curiosity while increasing confidence to tackle the challenges inherent in learning. This in essence is the process of literacy development. Irrespective of how naturally this may appear to adults, children go through these stages at different rates.
Kindergarten to Middle School
When a child has strong literacy skills it becomes much easier to understand worded math problems, learn concepts in science or analyze literary texts. Research has repeatedly proven that the development and acquisition of solid literacy skills in the early years is the key to future academic success. This is foundational in the development of a child’s reading, comprehension and writing necessary across all subject areas.
Bright Minds Literacy is a full school-year program because building foundational literacy skills takes time, practice and perseverance.
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Our youngest Bright Minds students start from the beginning with developing early letter recognition skills and setting the foundation for building their reading abilities.
As students progress, the focus shifts to writing skills including phonics, grammar, spelling and composition mechanics.
We understand and recognize that students join us at differing levels and stages in the development of their literacy skills. Click here to read more about this process. When children lack the foundational skills, this mitigates against their learning and places them at a disadvantage. All instruction and opportunities for practice are specifically selected and intentionally targeted to the students’ current level of functioning and their presenting needs.
As students progress toward mastery in a given stage of literacy development, these building blocks are used to advance to the next stage or level. Because the acquisition of literacy skills does not follow a linear trajectory, some children will exhibit strengths in one area and regression in another. Where there are no extenuating circumstances, such children will typically transition successfully to the next stage with targeted and consistent practice over time.
Any new students interested in the program should book an assessment to find out which class(es) would be best suited to their age and ability