ABC Bootcamp Research
Research says ABC BOOTCAMP is optimal!
The Science Of Reading
ABC BOOTCAMP is aligned with the Science Of Reading. When I started teaching 16 years ago, we were teaching reading using the science of reading, so that’s the foundation of how I teach. We’ve gone through the balanced literacy phase in our district. Still, we always focused on phonics, phonemic awareness, language, vocabulary, and phonological awareness, which is why ABC BOOTCAMP and the entire TKS BOOTCAMP curriculum are successful! This curriculum is based on science and best practices.
students learn best through exploration of letter names, sounds of letters, their visual representation and motor movement in formation of letters
systematic-goes in order from alphabetic principle to basic phonic skills in progression of difficulty •explicit-provides direct and explicit language to use instead of requiring students to discover or infer the letter sound relationships
•Learning sounds and letters in context
•Making meaning with words and text
Additional Research Supporting ABC BOOTCAMP
Direct instruction on decoding skills is fundamental for early grades.
50% of our reading block should focus on decoding
Phonological awareness-recognize all 44 sounds in the English language
Print concepts-recognize letters, parts of a book, capital letters, lowercase letters, etc
Phonics and word recognition- know which letters/letter combinations make which sounds
Fluency-put it all together by reading books and sentences and practicing!
- Source: Narrowing The Third Grade Reading Gap-Embracing The Science Of Reading EAB eab.com
- Research shows that the ability to identify all of the letters and sounds by Halloween (in kindergarten) is a primary predictor of later student reading success (Allington, 2016).
ABC BOOTCAMP: Classroom Proven
Upper case letter proficiency went from 26% to 84%
Lower case letter proficiency went from 26% to 79%
Letter sounds proficiency went from 16% to 79%