The multi-sensory aspects of Barton reading and spelling instruction are truly what sets it apart from typical language arts instruction that my students receive at school.
The maracas are a fun, tactile way to reinforce what the Watch-Out vowels are when they are first taught in Level 3. Even my most low-key students become animated when using them. All of my students enjoy the various card games that I incorporate into their sessions.
There is no busy work in Barton; everything has a purpose and everything matters. To borrow the motto from my three children’s former preschool (Sleepy Hollow Co-op), we “learn through play,” whenever possible. In a one-on-one environment, I have the ability to tailor my tutoring sessions as much as needed.