Reading instruction will be based on Orton-Gillingham techniques, and will incorporate other methodologies. Spelling will be taught in all classes, and computer-based assessment and individualized instruction will assist students with reading and spelling.
All students at The Cedar School will have access to Learning Ally (learningally.org), a program that provides audiobooks and a mobile app to assist students with reading.
The goal is to help students learn the skills that will allow them to enjoy reading. Graphic novels and audiobooks, along with student choice, are great tools for making reading a more positive experience.