"All children can learn to read when given the right tools."
M.A. Special Education
Teacher (35 years)
Owner of LTR Reading Clinic (42 years)
Syllables + Dots = Sylladot
Our hyphens simplify multisyllabic words by breaking them into syllables. Students can focus on just a few letters at a time instead of the whole word. These words no longer look scary. Over time, students will learn how to chunk words into syllables by learning and recognizing these patterns. This same concept can be seen with phone numbers.
We add dots above the sounded vowels. Vowels can be tricky for students. Some vowels are long while others are short. Some are silent. Sometimes multiple vowels make one sound. Our dots help by pointing out the vowel sounds that you hear. Students no longer have to guess.
Sylladot is built on the careful integration of phonics, structural analysis, linguistics, and fluency. This foundation teaches students how to read without memorization. NO flashcards. NO sight word lists.
We simultaneously use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learning techniques throughout every lesson. This combination promotes long term learning and recall.
Everything we do is designed to be simple yet effective. Lessons are completely scripted and can be completed within 15-20 minutes. Pages are open and free of clutter.
Sylladot was developed to work for all students. Our multisensory approach helps children with learning disabilities such as autism, dyslexia, and attention-deficit disorder.
It takes about 100 days to complete each level. You can easily finish 2 or 3 levels in a year. Acceleration should be used to catch up rather than to get ahead.
Think of me as a free resource that comes with every copy of our Sylladot workbooks. Contact me with questions about anything related to reading (does not have to be about Sylladot). I try to respond within an hour. You will never wait longer than a day to hear back from me.
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Every workbook includes an instruction manual.
1. Daily Schedule
2. Scripted Instructions
3. Answer Keys (Levels 1-5)
4. Card Games (Levels 2-5)
You can find the manual in the front of each workbook. All of its pages are perforated and hole-punched. Simply tear it out and place it in a 3-ring binder. The remaining pages in the workbook are for the student.
All of our manuals are FREE to download on each of our product pages. Use these files to learn more about us or to replace damaged / misplaced pages in your manual.
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We are excited to announce our new children's books. They will give students a fun way to use what they have learned in our workbooks. Expect to see familiar techniques such as our dots and hyphens.
All of our Sillydot Readers will be appropriate for their intended grade levels; kindergarteners will not be expected to read multisyllabic words. The goal is to give students materials that they can decode on their own, not memorize. Sample pages will be available soon.
Our first Sillydot Reader should be available in 2022.