Online Reading Programs with Coaching
If you or your child:
- avoid reading,
- can’t read for long periods,
- don’t understand what is being read,
- are slow readers or
- have a diagnosis – dyslexia, ADHD or a language-based learning disability.
Our online reading program might be able to help.
Our Individualized Approach
Our formula is powerful software plus full-on attention from our coaches. Our students average- 2+ years average gain in ~6 months because we build reading & comprehensions skills step by step from the ground up The natural steps to reading proficiency are:
- learn/absorb language (from birth),
- connect sounds to letters (decode),
- read with automaticity (fluency),
- read with comprehension
Gemm Learning’s online reading program replicate this process. We start with quick-fire sound exercises to strengthen language processing. Once the sounds are clearer ( in “word memory”), mapping sounds to letters is more natural, more automatic. We then move to exercises to develop reading with comprehension.
Our goal is reading automaticity, effortless reading. Once reading is automatic, it’s easier. And with practice, comprehension is easier. Then reading is interesting, and can hopefully be a lifelong source of pleasure.
Steps To Reading Proficiency
Our software is adaptive, it figures out the skill areas holding your child back, and then exercises those skills. Ultimately though, all children need to learn reading in the following sequence.
Reading fluency first
We start with exercises that are the equivalent to hearing tens of thousands of words in just a few weeks. This intensive practice helps develop phonemic awareness and the other fundamental skills required for reading automaticity:
- Processing & cognitive — language processing, working memory, attention
- Decoding text — decoding, eye tracking, phonics
- Language structure— vocabulary, spelling, grammar, literal reading comprehension
Then reading comprehension
Our reading series has these strands:
- Grammar and language structure
- Sight word growth
- Reading accuracy
- Reading comprehension
- Thinking while reading
Reading comprehension for elementary age children is the ability to connect to prior knowledge or personal experience while reading. Our ultimate goal is the 8th grade reading – reading comprehension with metacognition– thinking while reading, which aligns with most state standards.
Call today to find out if we can help. Or watch this video.
Every person is different, and so every outcome is different. We cannot claim to be 100% effective in every case. We do offer a guarantee, but in learning nothing is certain. More about our claims here.
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Reading problems explained
“Just this week he has finished an over 200 page book (the second in a series) in two days. Before the program, he was reluctant to read short chapter books, and it took him a month or so to finish the first book in the same series.”
See how it works
“His reading score went up almost two full grades over summer due to Gemm Learning! …his confidence when reading and his reading fluency is so much better that he will be out of special ed soon. He picked up a big chapter book to read! This is from a boy who before Gemm would not even look at a book.”