The Crabapple Tutoring Reading Program focuses on the skill areas of phonics, sight vocabulary, functional vocabulary, comprehension, and oral reading for grades K-12. Our tutors employ a wide variety of lessons and formats in order to provide reading help and cater to the individual learning style of each student.

Phonics skills are the cornerstone of reading, enabling students to accurately sound out words they have not already memorized. Children will learn phonics skills such as letter recognition, letter formation, consonant sounds, short vowels, blends and digraphs, long vowels, modified vowels, variant and irregular vowels, compound words, syllabication, and roots and affixes. Through practice and mastery of these reading skills, students will have the reading help they need to move ahead with more complex materials.

Sight Vocabulary
Sight words, or words that children should instantly recognize by the end of third grade, are taught. This reading skill aids in accuracy and fluency in both silent and oral reading.

Functional Vocabulary
Students gain the ability to recognize the meanings of words by learning reading skills related to the use of synonyms, antonyms, affixes, multi-meaning words, and appropriate word choices in the context of phrases, sentences, and paragraphs.

To help students learn how to derive meaning from what they are reading, four specific skill areas are focused on: information, generalization, organization, and inference. These four reading skills, when learned together, will dramatically raise your child's comprehension of written school materials.

Oral Reading
Students are asked to read orally on a regular basis. Through repetition and practice, tutors provide reading help which solidifies accuracy, fluency and self-confidence in reading skills.