The symbol mastery activity
The symbol mastery technique, of R. Davis, is a visual-spatial learning process that improves anyone's basic literacy skills.
The activity will help young and older, with or without a learning disability and it's fun, even for young children.
- Focus attention.
- Improve eye-hand coordination.
- Learn the alphabet.
- Learn basic punctuation.
- Develop and strengthen pre-reading and basic reading skills.
- Prevent the potential of a learning problem.
- Improve sight word recognition and comprehension.
- Establish lifelong "how to learn" skills.
- A helpful tool for all learning.
- Learning without drill or repetition.
- Learning at your own pace.
- Introducing reading to children age 4:
- To the reading concepts,
- To provide a beginning reading vocabulary.
- It gives children an understanding of the meanings of connective words, and their logical relation to other words in the sentence. This increases comprehension skills.
- It provides an important bridge between reading methods based on phonics instruction.
- And those based on a broad exposure to children's literature.
Adaptable for all ages and reading level
- Several persons can work with clay at the same time, on very different levels. As an example:
- A 4-year-old might be learning to roll and shape the clay, and starting on the first letters of the alphabet.
- A 7-year-old can be working through the word list contained in the Symbol Mastery manual.
- A 10-year-old could use the same techniques to master new terms encountered in reading a science book.
Self-paced and individualized
- The child can work at his own speed and according to his own comfort level. There are no worksheets to complete or written tests.
- It's based on mastery, which means that the child will fully understand a particular idea or concept before it moves on, whether it is an aspect of reading, math, or any other area of study.
- Once mastered, there is no need for repetition or drill.
Compatible with all methods and approaches
- The symbol mastery fits in with whatever education approach is followed.
Who will benefit?
- All age, form age 4 and up (adults) with or without learning disabilities.
- Beginning readers.
- Kids in the kindergarten.
- Young children and pre-readers in general.
- For after school activities and enrichment.
- Home tutoring and homeschooling.
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