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    What is a daily Take Flight lesson like?
     

    Each session of Take Flight includes 12 different multi-sensory activities, which lead to skill mastery.  The two to ten minute activities take into consideration the short attention span of many students. The daily schedule of activities includes:

     

    Alphabet

    (3 min)

    Alphabet study and practice leading to dictionary skills.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9-otf_bIY

    Reading Decks 

    (2 min)

    Reinforcement activity to identify and instantly name each grapheme and translate it into speech sounds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTPRDS97Wbk 

    Multisensory Introduction of a new letter 

    (10 min)

    Letter and letters clusters are introduced for reading.  Reading, writing, and spelling through six multi-sensory linkages.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNXZeTbLav8

    Handwriting Practice

    (5 min)

    Cursive writing is used throughout the program.  Emphasis is on naming the letter before writing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2JkdYDmIVk

    Code and Read Practice

    (5 min)

    Apply the codes for accuracy, fluency and comprehension.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpdUbInvLs4

    Instant Words

    (2 min)

    Recognizing the most frequently used words in the English language based on the research of Edward Fry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGJ713Ic--k

    RAP

    (5 min)         

    Repeated Automatic Practice of letter names, sounds and uses in words.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhxDqBS0a7Q

    Fluency

    (10-15 min)

    Not used until the first 40 instant words  have been practiced- to build rate and prosody.  Students follow a repeated reading schedule that introduces the same words in isolation, then phrase and finally, in stories.

    Instant Spelling Deck

    (5-7 min)

    Reinforcement activity to translate each speech sound instantly into the letter that most often represents it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOOwHZxfh-k

    Phonemic Awareness

    (5-10 min)   

    Following established procedures for explicitly teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTJzm9fujb8

    Spelling Practice

    (10-15 min)

    Supports student’s application of sound-symbol relationships learned through the phonemic awareness activities as well as instant spelling deck practice.

    (words and dictation)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RxmiyanIRA