Controlled Phonetic Reading
CPR (Controlled Phonetic Reading) is an Orton-Gillingham-based reading curriculum that includes a variety of FUN, HANDS-ON lessons specifically designed for 1st through 3rd grade students who struggle with reading. This innovative program introduces phonograms in the order of their frequency in the English language instead of alphabetically, allowing students to master the most commonly-used letter sounds first. Only ONE new phonogram is introduced in each lesson until all the letters/sounds of the alphabet are taught in the first book and the primary phonetic letter combinations are completed in the second. The CPR Program is designed to target phonetic instruction to small reading groups through simple, easy-to-follow, 15-20 minute reading lessons that teach the sounds of letters/letter combinations through the use of corresponding phonetic stories. Students stay motivated by playing fun games with provided word cards from each story and by multi-sensory activities that change every five minutes. Artistic representations of each letter sound are also included and can be used for motivation or a project-based assessment. Moreover, parental involvement is encouraged through provided phonetic stories and speed drills that students can take home daily. Finally, CPR includes a reading readiness test and flashcards to ensure mastery.