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Barton Reading and Spelling System/Ortan Gillingham Influenced/Approved by the California Department of Education/Supported by independent Scientific Research/One on one tutoring/

 

The Barton Reading and Spelling System is divided into 10 levels. These levels cover the following topics:

Phonemic Awareness, Consonants & Short Vowels, Closed Syllables and Units, Syllable Division & Vowel Teams, Prefixes and Suffixes, Six Reasons for Silent-E, Vowel-R Syllables, Advanced Vowel Teams, Influences of Foreign Languages, Greek Words & Latin Roots

  

How long does it take to complete all ten levels?
 Since no two people with dyslexia learn at exactly the same pace, we can only provide a range.

If a student has classic, or moderate, dyslexia, and is tutored twice a week in a one-on-one setting for an hour each time, it will take from 2 to 3 years to complete the entire Barton System. So in just 2 to 3 years, you can take a struggling student to the mid-ninth-grade level in reading, spelling, and basic writing.

Students with mild dyslexia may complete the system a bit faster, while students with more severe dyslexia may need 4 to 5 years. The only way a student can make faster progress is to be tutored more often. If a child can be tutored 3 or 4 times a week, they’ll complete the Barton System much faster.

 

 

Does a student have to start at Level 1?
Yes, students need to start at Level 1 – no matter how old they are.

That’s because research proves that a lack of phonemic awareness is what is preventing them from being able to read unknown words by sounding them out – and to spell by sounding out. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate each sound in a word – in your head, without letters.

In fact, research shows there are seven essential phonemic awareness skills a student must have before letters will start to make sense. We teach all seven of those skills in Level 1.

 

All information above selected from by BartonReading.com

To learn more about the Barton Reading and Spelling System go to

http://www.bartonreading.com/

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