In Part 1 we covered choosing the subjects you want to teach, your current goals, your child’s current levels, and how your child learns best. You know what you want to teach, now it’s time to create a plan for moving forward; a map if you will.
You made the big decision to homeschool your child and now you have to come up with a curriculum. Where do you even begin to start? We suggest using the following questions to help you untangle all the different thoughts and questions racing around in your head – find a thread and pull!
Over the last few weeks, everywhere we turn, we are are hearing this question. There are no easy answers. In this post, we’ll share with you the same answers and guidance we have been giving to our Literacy Untangled families.
First and foremost, there are no ‘correct’ answers; there are only decisions to be made concerning what will work best for your individual family. Below we’ll guide you through the same questions we ask our families when they come to us asking for help in making this decision.
Masters of Teaching (MAT): Special Education
Former Special Education Teacher (English/Reading):
Kennedy Krieger Institute & Baltimore County Public Schools
Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher: The Center for Effective Reading Instruction
Associate/OGA: Orton-Gillingham-trained at the Academy Associate Level, continuing to work under the mentorship of a Fellow
International Dyslexia Association Member
Dyslexia and ADHD are prevalent in my family, with multiple diagnoses of both in my immediate and extended family. This, combined with my experience teaching English and reading for the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Baltimore County Public Schools, instilled in me a passion for working with beginning and struggling readers. In my view, the ability to read is an essential life skill which no one should be denied.
I received my Masters of Teaching in Special Education from Goucher College and am trained in the Orton Gillingham Approach to reading instruction. Currently, I am working towards the Associate Level Certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). I am also a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).