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Thousands of children + hundreds of teachers + dozens of schools + countless hours of research + the heart of a mom = 
one simple framework

Your Child's Reading Roadmap

Who is this for?

This is for parents and families who want to unlock their child's full potential by creating a foundation for reading in less than fifteen minutes a day.

Details

Learning to read is challenging, sequential, and multifaceted but it does not need to be complicated. 
This is the only course you need to turn yourself into your child's personal
literacy expert.  

  • Courses are built through self-paced modules that you can progress through based on your family's schedule.

  • Each course includes a framework centered around evidence-based strategies and proven scientific research. Each course will cover:

    • Brain Science​

    • The Components of Reading

    • The Sequential Skills Necessary for Reading

    • How Words are Stored 

    • Specific, Evidence-Based, Simple Activities to Do As A Family

    • Potential "Problem Areas" to Watch Out For

  • Your child and your family are unique and the strategies and activities in this framework are adaptable to meet the ever-changing needs of young families.

  • All activities and strategies can be incorporated into your schedule in 5-15 minutes a day.

A Couple of Freebies to Get You and Your Child Started

Parent Literacy Handbook

This guide will give you tools and guidance at a glance to keep your child moving forward.

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Alphabet Memory Verses

These are Shannon's favorite verses to memorize with your kiddos.

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Please send me the Parent Literacy Handbook

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Please send me the Bible Memory Verses.

Reading Experts agree that Oral Language is the Foundation for Reading but

What Exactly Is Oral Language? 

Plus, what is the most important thing I can do to help my child?

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Did you know?

  • We are not genetically born with a "Reading Brain" - it must be created

  • By age 2, a child's brain is as active as an adult's brain, by age 3, a child's brain is twice as active as an adult brain

  • Newborns make over a million brain connections per second

  • The same areas of the brain light up whether we are reading or being read to

  • Learning to read too early can actually be counterproductive (yes, there is a sweet spot)

  • Oral language, vocabulary, and phonemic proficiency are the top indicators of reading readiness

  • 67% of 4th graders read BELOW grade level - you read that correctly - almost 70% of children in the US are not reading proficiently

  • 1 in 5 students is estimated to have Dyslexia

  • We learn to read by first learning speech

  • When comparing brain activity of a skilled reader (while reading) compared with a two month old baby who is being spoken to by a loved one, identical areas of the brain light up

  • The part of our brain that recognizes letters is originally wired to recognize faces

  • Skilled readers are left-brain readers

Choose Your Roadmap
Choose Your Roadmap

Your Child's Reading Roadmap:
Birth to Kindergarten

 

I'm going to remove the guesswork out of preparing your child to be a reader.  You are going to learn about your child's learning and your critical role in creating their reading foundation. 

You'll Learn How To:

  • Maximize brain development and foundational literacy at each age/stage

  • Understand which skills your child needs most, the order then need them

  • How to build your child's "Reading Brain" through play and everyday activities

  • Understand each of the Foundational Reading Skills

  • Choose activities that are fun for the whole family AND help your child with literacy

  • Master how to spot possible issues so that you can address them before a deficit develops

  • Choose the best instructional path for your child and your family

Bonuses Include:

  • Free online assessments to see if your child is on track with reading 

  • Instructional tools and resources

  • Kindergarten readiness checklist

  • Alphabet memory verses

  • Recommendations for read-alouds

  • Parent-teacher conference form 

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Your Child's Reading Roadmap: Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
 

Your little one has started school!  I'm going to show you how to continue to grow your child as a reader, how to recognize any potential trouble spots, and which resources are simple and evidence based.

You'll Learn How To:

  • Unlock your child's "Reading Brain" through simplified neuroscience and research

  • Confidently communicate with your child's school/teacher to maximize your child's potential

  • Understand which skills your child has mastered and which ones are "in process"

  • Focus on "Tools Not Rules" that teach to understanding not memorization

  • Clarify Foundational Reading Skills and how they function in unison

  • Choose activities that are fun for the whole family while still getting maximum benefit

  • Master how to spot possible issues so that you can address them before a deficit develops

 

Bonuses include:

  • Online assessments to see exactly where your child is

  •  Instructional tools and resources

  • Recommended evidence-based, programs for intervention or home-schooling

  • Alphabet memory verses

  • Recommendations for read-alouds

  • Parent-teacher conference form

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever.
Deuteronomy 29:29

Prefer an in-person experience?
Bring Shannon to your church, school or community.

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