Learning to Read (ABEKA)
We believe that the basis of learning is being able to read. Research has also found that using a phonetic approach to reading instruction is the most reliable method of teaching reading to most students. For this reason, we use the ABEKA curriculum in our K4, K5 and 1st and 2nd grade classes.
In an intensive phonics-first approach children learn to read using these steps:
- Recognize the short vowels.
- Recognize the consonants.
- Blend consonant and vowel together.
- Recognize consonant and one vowel words.
- Recognize long vowels and sound two-vowel words.
- Read special sounds.
This curriculum uses a conventional teacher-led classroom with daily instruction in Phonics, Reading, Language, Spelling Poetry, Writing, Arithmetic, and Bible.