The Phonetic Reading Program that Teaches Reading, Writing and Spelling with Fun. It Overcomes Struggle Easily While Building Confidence and Pride.
Silent Elephant “e” is the reading program that teaches children the way they learn. It draws in the struggling reader with lively, step-by-step phonemic awareness and phonics lessons—the vital learning blocks for every reader.
Silent Elephant “e” is the only curriculum needed to guide an ELL, a struggling, or a dyslexic nonreader to becoming a fluent, comprehending reader.
Scientifically based and classroom proven to advance students typically one grade level for every two months in the program with only 1.5 hours per week of instruction. Hearts will sing!
All learners benefit from the multi-sensory approach of Silent Elephant “e” as it teaches the way they learn. Like no other program, Silent Elephant “e” stimulates underactivated parts of the dyslexic brain using pictures, games, activities and reflection.
- Silent Elephant “e” helps all students learn reading, writing and spelling in any setting—classroom to kitchen. No floundering. No guessing. Smiles all around.
- Over 80 complete lesson plans with teacher resources and ongoing assessment tools designed for educators, tutors, and homeschoolers alike.
- Upon completion of Level 3, Part 14, ALL students will be skilled readers with the tools to read any word of any genre.
The results are simply amazing!
Over the last four years, on average, students:
Advanced 1 grade level for every 2 months of instruction
Advanced to their age appropriate grade level in 4 months (some in as little as 2.5 months)
Advanced 4.5 grade levels with 6 months of instruction
Mastered Part 1, Phonemic Awareness within 3 months
In the last three years, 8 of my students have been staffed out of Special Education!
A PRECIOUS STORY
After just five one-half hour tutoring sessions with a ten-year old girl using Phonetic Reading with Silent Elephant “e”, Part 1 Phonemic Awareness, we had reached Lesson 4D. She softly said to me, “ I think I have figured out what you are trying to teach me.”
“What have you figured out?” I asked encouragingly with much anticipation.
“I have figured out that words have sounds in them,” she hesitatingly began. I smiled at her reassuringly. “I can hear sounds in words now. I see the different colors on the squares, and I have figured out that the different colors mean different sounds. When I touch the squares one at a time, I can hear one sound at a time in my head. I think that is what you are trying to teach me.”
“That is exactly what I have been teaching you! I could not have explained it better! You are awesome! You are brilliant!”
Her shy smile and twinkling eyes said it all—she was so proud of herself! Doors were opening for her.
“I think I am going to be able to learn to read now,” she quietly, yet strongly proclaimed.
Tears fill my eyes as I write this. The confusion and struggle she must have experienced all those years of trying to read—trying to make sense of printed letters and not hearing individual sounds within words must have been exasperating and discouraging.
My tears are not just tears of compassion, but also tears of joy! I know I can teach her and guide her to become a strong, independent reader. I can impart to her the joy and love of reading using Silent Elephant “e”!