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    Name: Joseph L. Clay, MAED, MAT
    Email: joseph.clay@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 213
    Subject(s): Special Education, Resource Teacher
    Building Phone: 314-645-4845
     Norway Mountain Climb

    Teacher Message: Wow time is really flown by, it's already Spring Break! I hope you are having a good break and played outside in some kind of sport. I have attached some helpful documents for students to use while at home to enhance their educational skills and build reading fluency. Please remember my door is always open.

    Research Corner: Teaching Letter Names without Letter Sounds - Some people think that teaching letter names is essentially teaching thier sounds, but unfortunately that is not the case in English. Some letter names don't have a sound commonly associated with the letter at all. How do we fix this? By teaching primary vowels like short sounds first (e.g. a, e, i, o, u) as in "pat, pet, pit, pot, & putt". 

    Reference:  Connor, Morrison, & Katch "Beyond the Reading Wars: Exploring the Effect of Child-Instructions on Growth in Early Reading," Scientific Studies of Reading 8, no. 4 (2004) 305-336. 

    P.S. Students remember to eat breakfast to fill that brain with power. Also, it's never too late to follow your dreams. Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go!  Cheers
    Thought of the school year: 

     "Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education a peasants daughter or son can become a doctor, a mine worker's child can become head of the mine, a farmers child can become president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another."

    The Honorable Nelson Mandela
Last Modified on March 24, 2020