Carol Hale

Carol Hale has been creating curriculum for over 25 years. For the past nine years, she has been a dyslexia therapist trained in the Orton Gillingham (structured literacy) original approach. She trains parents, teachers, and volunteers on how to remediate struggling readers. Carol’s passion is making difficult concepts easy to understand, simple to use, and fun to learn. She has published a free website that teaches reading skills through the Word of God: www.EasyReadEnglish.com

For five years, Carol created the education section for The Denver Post, reaching over 275,000 people weekly. She is the author of six books and mountains of Sunday School curriculum. Her newest curriculum teaches phonics in a unique and multi-sensory way. It has been a breakthrough for dyslexic and other struggling readers and spellers: www.EasyBreezyReading.com

Workshops from Carol Hale (may vary by event location)

Principles for Remediating Dyslexic Learners

Could your child be dyslexic? Twenty percent of our population is – to a degree. Homeschooling these children can be life-saving!
Discover the basics about dyslexia:
* strengths and weaknesses as signs of dyslexia
* indicators from preschool to adulthood
* why dyslexics need to be taught differently
* remediation options for homeschooling families
* how learning the logic of our language can help
* time-honored core principles in Structured Literacy Learning (Orton-Gillingham Approach)
* Take a peek at a mini Orton-Gillingham lesson. You CAN do this.
* Tutoring dyslexic students can be immensely rewarding and a wonderful part-time income.
* Go home with simple, free, and practical helps to apply immediately in your home.

Language Arts, Special Needs

Wonderful Ways with Wacky Words

Words such as could, they’re, and through can drive a teaching parent and struggling learner crazy! Learn the difference between sight words and non-phonetic words. You’ll discover many active, no-cost, quick ways to not just read – but spell – these important words that make up at least 50 percent of all we read and write. Especially helpful for families with dyslexic students.
I tutored a brilliant 7th grade dyslexic student. At our first session, he spelled “of” as “oave.” Another 50-year-old adult dyslexic learner was still spelling “said” as “sed.” Why are some of these words so hard?
Sadly, many curricula are weak in separating these kinds of words, which must be taught differently than phonetic words.
We’ll look at the Dolch and Fry high-frequency word lists. I will show exactly what a non-phonetic word is and how these can differ from sight words. The participants will go home with a three-page list words I call Rule Breakers. I will show them strategies to read (and more importantly spell) these super high-frequency, non-phonetic words in general. We will have fun with hands-on ways to spell some of the specific words.

Language Arts, Special Needs

Literacy as a Powerful Mission Tool

Imagine a ministry tool that you can learn to share in one hour. With this Easy Read English, you can form a class teaching people to improve their reading skills. Better readers can get better jobs.
While they are learning their phonics, multi-syllable words, and pronunciation, they are learning about Jesus. How? Easy Read English text is all the Word of God!
Our free, online curriculum will draw these people to your class:
* English Language Learners in your area
* English Language Learners abroad
* struggling American readers or early elementary learners
* homeschoolers
You can use Easy Read English as an evangelism tool for:
* after-school programs
* summer camps
* your own homeschool
* even as a prison ministry (more than 60 percent of all inmates are functionally illiterate.)
www.EasyReadEnglish.com Go to Syllable Stories

Language Arts, Special Needs