Early Reading & Writing Course (online)

Montessori Continuing Education Course

Age of Montessori Early Reading & Writing Online Course

Program Start Dates: January 22, 2019
April 10, 2019
October 4, 2019

What You Learn in the Early Reading and Writing Course:

    • How children are naturally ready to learn to read before 1st grade!
  • Creating a learning environment – simply and easily
  • How to work through reading and writing problems
  • Games that make reading and writing fun
  • Everything you need to understand how a child learns to read and write

The Early Years are Critical for the Young Child to Read and Write

If you want to ensure that your child is learning to write and read, come join Age of Montessori’s Learn to Teach Reading and Writing the Montessori Way.

For Parents and Grandparents

To help your child learn habits of mind that will lead to comprehending what he reads, we begin with some easy-to-use activities for expanding your child’ vocabulary and oral comprehension skills. It all starts with making the most of the stories you read aloud to your child.

For Teachers, Daycare Providers and Early Childhood Educators

Our reading experts’ four decades of experience and research have made the path clear and easy to follow: sounds, letters, words and sentences. Once we have laid the foundation of expanding vocabulary and setting the patterns for comprehension, we begin with sounds – phonemic awareness – which is the child’s ability to identify and work with the individual speech sounds that make up words. From there we proceed to letters, where your child learns to match the speech sounds to letters and learn to recognize and write each letter by its sound.

Once the child has mastery of sounds and letters, he or she is ready to write and read by putting those letters into words and soon moving in into sentences and connected text, and finally into those pesky English spelling patterns that we all have to learn.

Despite 60% failure rate of American education to teach reading skills, we know it can change in a few short months when parents like you decide to take the bull by the horns and make sure your child can read successfully.

6 Week Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction and How to Work in Your online course

The course is designed to be highly interactive, so you will be reading, watching videos, and discussing what you are learning online. You will experience the following features throughout the course:

  • Information about what to do in each unit
  • Online and offline text to read
  • Online video excerpts to watch
  • Assignments to be submitted online for evaluation.
  • Forum discussions, which allow you to have living, dynamic dialogue with others about the unit topics.

Unit 2: Development of Language: Oral Comprehension

Language is one of the four great avenues of learning. The scope of helping the child develop his ability to communicate verbally is a task made joyful by Montessori.

In Unit 2, we invite you to learn the fundamentals of oral comprehension, a primary building block of early communication. You will have the opportunity to watch the video presentation on oral comprehension from Age of Montessori’s Royal Road to Reading DVD 1.

You will also begin dialoguing in the Forums with your instructor and fellow students. Other students will have the opportunity to read what you have posted and begin discussions. Finally, your written assignment for this unit is a one-page evaluation of two goals of oral comprehension.

Unit 3: Development of Language: Vocabulary

Research clearly shows that words are highly significant in the development of the child’s brain. In Unit 3, we invite you to learn about the importance of vocabulary as well as activities to stimulate its development.

Unit 4: Foundations of Early Reading: Sounds and Letters

In Unit 4, you will explore how the young child learns sounds with phonemic awareness materials. Phonemic awareness, or how spoken words are broken down into their individual sound parts, is required for learning to read. You will also learn about the alphabetic principle, the idea that letters represent speech sounds and that printed letters can be turned into speech. You will view videos and narrated slideshows on learning to read.

Unit 5: Writing and Reading Words and Sentences

In Unit 5, we invite you to discover the process and materials that help the young child learn to read and write. You will explore how literacy is acquired, from writing letters to reading entire books.  You will be using The Royal Road To Reading DVDs and the Hands-On Learning Materials developed by Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed. and Randall Klein, both early reading specialists.

Unit 6: Problems Learning to Read and Write

In Unit 6, you will learn about two challenges in learning to read and write: (1) dyslexia, a learning disability that involves difficulties in acquiring and processing language, and (2) autism, a developmental disorder characterized by impaired communication with others, among other behaviors.

You are also invited to watch Like Stars on Earth, a feature length film about a dyslexic boy in India, which you will very much enjoy! Your Forum in this unit is a response to this video in discussion with your classmates.

We are pleased to welcome you on this journey of the early reading and writing for the young child. Maria Montessori’s profound understanding combined with the reading expertise of Mary Ellen Maunz and field experience of Randall Klein provides us with a clear and sure path to follow. We know this information will prove of practical use to you.

Program Start Dates: January 22, 2019
April 10, 2019
October 4, 2019


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Price –  Course value: $699.00

StarSpecial offer:  $525.00
(includes 3 instructional DVDs)


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