They discover that lines form letters and the letters represent sounds. And when put together, they create words, which build into sentences. With each new skill, they unlock the endless possibilities of reading.
We Start With a Line
The path to literacy spirals out in one magic moment—when a child’s lines
Accelerate Learning Through a Continuum of Instruction
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Phonics, Reading, and Me
Phonics instruction with the right blend of print and digital materials.
Teaching early literacy can be tough! Just ask the experts.
Live and on-demand workshops to meet you on your specific professional learning journey.
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Setting Students Up for Success
We lead young students to success through a pathway to early literacy that embraces the whole child. Students strengthen essential fine and gross motor skills through hands-on materials, learn through purposeful play, and explore language through connected text.
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To Help Students Read,
Start with Handwriting
Handwriting is a foundational skill that leads students to automatic word recognition. Through time-tested methods of letter formation, students embark on the pathway to reading and writing excellence while connecting letters to sound and fortifying the alphabetic principle.
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Connecting Sounds and Letters
When students make connections between sounds and letters, the pathway to reading unfolds before them. We nurture these connections sequentially and systematically, based on the science of reading, helping students acquire the range of skills they need to become proficient readers.
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Inspire, Empower, and Thrive
Learning Without Tears helps every educator find joy in teaching by building confidence and ensuring competence. Our professional learning is designed to INSPIRE teachers to try something new, EMPOWER their growth, and fuel them and the students they serve to THRIVE.
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We Start With a Line
See how we begin the path to literacy with a line through programs that build on each other—one foundational skill at a time.
"The intertwined connections to real world, real life and all the learning modalities facilitate learner success."
"With the implementation of the teacher’s guide, activity books and manipulatives, Pre-K teachers have the tools they need to successfully prepare young children for kindergarten."
"The active teaching really brings the workbook to life by adding in different interactive learning strategies and activities on each page."
"Our students have used Keyboarding Without Tears for years. This program goes beyond nurturing students' typing skills. It gives them the confidence with technology they need to truly succeed today."