Big Update: February 20
The cost of printing has been steadily increasing over the last few years. To keep our workbooks affordable, we have decided to invest in a commercial printer. Big changes are coming to Sylladot.
- Our Reading Program workbooks will have a new look, but the content and quality of each level will remain unchanged.
- For those who don't want to print our Math and Cursive Programs, physical versions will be available for purchase. You will still have the option to download and print any of these PDFs for free.
- Because we won't need to print large quantities of workbooks at once, we will be able to quickly update any workbook when needed.
These changes will be implemented very soon.
Author of Sylladot
M.A. Special Education
Teacher (35 years)
Owner of LTR Reading Clinic (42 years)
Sylladot was originally created out of necessity. I sought out the best teaching techniques that would be effective for both my public school classrooms as well for the students that attended my Reading Clinic. With 1-on-1 instruction, my students were able to progress through an entire reading level in only 16 hours!
Once I retired, I wanted to share my teaching methods with the rest of the world. My plan was to write a reading program that could be integrated into public school curriculums. I later discovered the endless red tape and a refusal to meet with me because I was not one of the large companies that they usually work with. You would think that with the plummeting reading scores across our nation, public school systems would want to look at all of the options available to them. It seemed as if curriculum directors did not want to rock the boat. After this realization, I decided to turn my attention towards homeschool families. The goal was to leave the school systems out of the equation and let the parents decide which curriculums would work best for their children.
Even though Sylladot began solely as a reading program, it is becoming much more than that. Children's books and additional curriculums are now available on our website, with more on the way. Take a look around and see what we have to offer.
Syllables + Dots = Sylladot
Syllables: Our hyphens simplify multisyllabic words by breaking them into syllables. Students can focus on just a few letters at a time, instead of the whole word. These words no longer look scary. With practice, students will learn how to chunk words into syllables by learning and recognizing these patterns. This same concept can be seen with phone numbers.
Dots: We add dots above the sounded vowels of multisyllabic words. Vowels can be tricky for students. Some vowels are long, while others are short. Some are silent. Sometimes multiple vowels only make one sound. Our dots help by pointing out the vowel sounds that you hear. Students no longer need to guess.
Our hyphens and dots are tools used to simply the reading process; they are not a crutch. After completing one of our reading workbooks, your child will be able to read any other material of the same grade level with ease.
What makes us different?
Many Free Resources
With the exception of our reading program, all of our curriculums are completely free to download and print.
All of our materials are intended for a specific grade level. For example, kindergarteners will not be expected to read multisyllabic words.
Each lesson takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Every lesson is completely scripted. If you can read, you can teach Sylladot.
Open & Go
Everything you and your student need can be found in a single workbook. NO prep work required.
We simultaneously use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learning techniques throughout every lesson. This combination promotes long term learning and recall.
All of my years of teaching experience has taught me which techniques work and which don't. Only the teaching methods that I have found to be most effective are used in my curriculums.
Works For Everyone
Sylladot was developed to work for all students. Our multisensory approach helps children with learning disabilities such as autism, dyslexia, and attention-deficit disorder.
It takes about 100 days to complete each level. You can easily finish 2 or 3 levels in a given year. Acceleration should be used to catch up rather than to get ahead.