Take Flight is a curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. The curriculum teaches students with dyslexia specific strategies and techniques to compensate for the difficulties they will encounter.
Take Flight addresses the five components of effective reading instruction:
*Phonemic Awareness- teaching the relationships between speech-sound production and spelling-sound patterns.
*Phonics- introduction of phoneme-grapheme correspondence rules, time for practice of new skills, and single word decoding
*Fluency-instruction incorporates guided and timed repeated reading of decodable words, phrases, and connected text- directed practice in repeated reading of words, phrases and passages in daily home practice to help students read newly encountered text more fluently.
*Vocabulary- expanded and enriched by developing morphological knowledge, word relationships, figurative language, syntax and semantics using direct instruction and in reading context.
*Reading Comprehension- comprehension monitoring, question generation, story summarizing and inferencing.
Take Flight Curriculum Program for Dyslexic Students- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital link: