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Let’s combine your dedication to your child’s success and my expertise of delivering research-based literacy instruction. You'll learn how your dyslexic student learns best, and strategies you can use to support them starting today.
If you feel overwhelmed trying to piece together research, activities, and best practices on your own- STOP LOOKING! The Wordy Birds community is your one stop shop.
Inside The Wordy Birds Lesson Pack you'll find instructional videos for adults, a comprehensive curriculum of 30+ done-for-you-video lessons to watch with your students, lifetime product updates, and a private community of families to lean on for support.
Want to know the best part? The program was developed and recorded by a former elementary school teacher, dyslexia specialist, and current Orton Gillingham Practitioner.
Wordy Birds Lesson Pack
Learn the rules and structure of the English language alongside your child.
Lifetime product access- all additions and updates to the course are included!
Immediate access to private a facebook community.
Dyslexia can't be outgrown, so grow with us instead!
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You want to take an active role in the literacy development of your struggling learner, but don’t know where to begin!
You feel overwhelmed trying to piece together research, best practices, games, and activities intended for children with dyslexia, and often feel like you can't keep it all straight.
You know your child needs some extra literacy help, but the apps and workbooks you’ve tried aren’t yielding your expected results.
You’d like to learn alongside your child so you can provide effective, ongoing support. No more dropping them off for tutoring without an understanding of WHAT or HOW they learn.Yes, that’s me!
THE WORDY BIRDS LESSON PACK INCLUDES
What's inside each "done-for-you" lesson?
Phoneme and Grapheme Warm-Up
Phonemes = Sounds
Graphemes = Letters
We’ll begin each lesson with a warm-up, reviewing previously taught material.
Next, we’ll use our tactile tracing strategy to decode both new and familiar words.
Then, we’ll break out our finger spelling strategy to help us isolate the sounds we hear in words before writing them on our page.
It’s time to merge all our practiced skills together and write complete sentences! You’ll learn all about the thinking C.A.P.S strategy- our favorite self-assessment technique for writing!
Ready to learn something new? We’ll explore a new phoneme/grapheme and the rule for when to use it and/or where to find it.
Printable Lesson pages for students.
Downloadable posters with our learning strategies.
Notes for caregivers about new material.
Kelsey S, 2nd grade mom
"A thousand thank yous for this! It is such a logical and scientific approach to something that seems abstract and big. Wow!"
Charlie B, kindergarten dad
"It doesn't even feel like these lessons are recorded- it feels like you're really here!"
Rachael B, mom of 2
"These videos offer great detail and guidance, which takes the guessing game out of supporting your child in learning to read and write."
Why did you create this lesson pack?
What grade level is this best for?
Okay, so what do you teach inside the lesson pack?
Do you offer refunds?
My child already knows some of the material you cover in the lesson pack- would this still be a good fit for our family?
What is lifetime access?
You’re an Orton Gillingham Tutor. Are these lessons considered Orton Gillingham Lessons?
I have a different question, what's the best way to contact you?
Hi! My name is Kim Manes. I’m the founder of Wordy Birds, LLC, an education company dedicated to fostering a love of reading in learners of all ages. I was an early elementary teacher for 10 years, have my master’s degree in early childhood education, and am an Orton Gillingham certified teacher.
I love using the multi modal framework of learning (combining auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning) to form new and lasting literacy connections for my students. I have a passion for partnering with parents and caregivers as well- helping you to feel supported and empowered to be teacher-leaders for your students at home. Let’s get to work!