I am a Grade 3 teacher at the above school who finds Do and Learn very effective and applies it with great success in the classroom. Every year I receive learners in Grade 3 who can not read at all – this year it was 15 learners! With the pandemic and learners still attending 50% school, the situation is worse than in other years. I simply turn to Do and Learn – and have always been able to get learners to read. Of the 15 learners of this year, I have 14 who can read from a reading book with great success and pride. The 15th learner is cognitively handicapped and also has major vision problems, but he
too can recognize a good number of words.
This year I taught a 10-year-old learner to read (already her 4th year in the phase and who is testing as a 3-year-old) with Do and Learn. I wish you could experience it – the absolute pride and intense joy that the learner experiences. She can make no further progress but can not wait to get to the mat to recognize her words that are flashed for her, to sound new words correctly (she now knows all her sounds) as well as to read to me the lesson that was learned at home. If a learner has successfully mastered Do and Learn, they can continue with the Golden Reading Series’ “Red Ball” with the greatest ease. It is an old reading series but they feel so humane because they can read now.
The Egra also improves – They recognize all the Do and Learn words between the sight words. Our entire Grade also notices the improvement here every term.
Do and Learn is truly a “miracle cure” that empowers our weaker learners and makes them feel humane and warms our hearts as educators!
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