June, 2024 - Horizon Academy


Building Background Knowledge and Vocabulary Through Family Field Trips

June 25, 2024

The mission of Horizon Academy is to empower students diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities to become effective learners and confident self-advocates. One of the ways in which we empower our students is through effective literacy instruction using Orton-Gillingham principles. In our daily Therapeutic Language and Literacy Classes (TLC), students learn skills including phonological awareness (recognition of sounds), phonics (mapping sounds to letters), decoding (reading phonics-based words), and encoding (spelling phonics-based words) to support progress with reading fluency.  However, skilled reading does not result solely from accurate decoding of words; comprehension of what is being read is also…

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