Path 1 – Structured Literacy

Path 1 – Structured Literacy is a critical part of The Academy Way model. Research demonstrates that Structured Literacy is the most effective way to help students who have Dyslexia, other severe reading challenges, language processing issues, and/or poor writing and spelling skills. In fact, current research shows that a Structured Literacy program is the best way to teach all children how to read. At The Academy NJ and all of our schools, we use the Wilson Reading System.

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As stated by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), “Successful literacy instruction and interventions provide a strong core of highly explicit, systematic teaching of foundation skills such as decoding and spelling skills, as well as explicit teaching of other important components of literacy such as vocabulary, comprehension, and writing and provides the primary effectiveness of our approach.”

A Structured Literacy program includes the following elements as defined by the IDA:

  • 1) Phonology
  • 2) Sound-Symbol Association
  • 3) Syllable Instruction
  • 4) Morphology
  • 5) Syntax
  • 6) Semantics

You can find more specifics about the above elements in the IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

All of our teachers have the necessary training, experience, and licenses/certifications from Wilson in order to teach your child effectively.

We encourage you to learn more about Structured Literacy practices by clicking this link containing additional information from the IDA. 

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The Academy Way is . . .

Progress Not Perfection

Every child enters their school journey at different points. They each have different experiences, resources and teachings that they bring with them, and our school recognizes and embraces this.

Real-Life Application

Everything our students learn at The Academy NJ is applicable to real-life. We follow state learning standards and focus on information and skills that apply to real-life situations.

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Year-Round Calendar

We believe keeping kids engaged in learning every month throughout a calendar year is necessary for their long-term success.

Wilson Tutoring

The Academy NJ offers in-person and virtual multi-sensory literacy tutoring using the Wilson Reading System for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.

Individual Attention

It is important to the ultimate academic success of our students to receive individual attention from our teachers and school staff.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Academy Way, The Academy NJ and our affiliates, are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.

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