Welcome to Language Science!
I am so excited for the 2017-18 school year! We are going to get started with reviews over all the things we learned last year. Then, we will continue to discover new skills and concepts through the MTA curriculum and apply these skills to all subject areas.
We will also explore technology tools such as Bookshare, Learning Ally, 30 Hands, Safari Reader, Dragon Dictation, Educreations, and Voice Record Pro 7.
Be looking for more information about Bookshare and Learning Ally. If your child does not already have an, Individual Account, with Bookshare, then you will be receiving an email inviting you to sign up your child through www.bookshare.org. Together we are going to have such a great time in Language Science and learn so much!
- Mrs. Jennifer Hudspeth
What does MTA stand for?
LISD uses the MTA or Multisensory Teaching Approach program for our students. It is a comprehensive program in reading, spelling, cursive handwriting, and alphabet and dictionary skills.
The MTA program uses:
Multisensory Techniques--presenting information visually, auditorily, and kinesthetically
Guided Discovery--teacher presentations combined with a series of carefully structured questions to actively involve students in the learning process--a method that develops problem solving
Regularly Scheduled Reviews--All information presented in the program follows a process of introduction, review, and practice designed to enable students to master and retain the material. Each content area includes practice activities, arranged in ascending levels of complexity, enabling students to experience success while developing proficiency.