GATE for Phonics How-To Information
Group and Tutoring Edition (GATE) for Phonics uses the powerful, research-based Read Naturally strategy. This direct-instruction program develops phonemic awareness and phonics skills as well as reading fluency in small groups of beginning readers.
There are several key tasks that teachers need to perform in order to ensure that their GATE for Phonics program is implemented successfully:
Setting Up the Program
This task includes choosing a setting and gathering materials.
Setting Up a GATE for Phonics Program
GATE is an appropriate curriculum choice for students who are placed at an early first-grade reading level and need phonics instruction.
Placing Students Using the Placement Packet
Implementing the Steps
In the GATE for Phonics program, teachers present scripted lessons (using teacher modeling, repeated practice, and progress monitoring) as students look at pictures, letters, key words, and stories on the flipchart.
Steps of the GATE for Phonics Program
Note: The GATE for Phonics Teacher's Guide contains complete how-to information for the GATE for Phonics program.
Samples of the GATE for Phonics Program