Consumables and Tools

Neuhaus Education Center believes the book on reading problems will be closed through prevention. And the best prevention is a knowledgeable and skilled teacher. 

We provide a variety of online resources to support structured literacy instruction. 

Recommendations for Virtual Instruction

Depth of Oral Language

This chart can be used to demonstrate the idea of words with similar meanings but different intensities. Students can sort these words for “problem” into three piles: big problems, little problems, medium problems.
Open/Download Depth of Oral Language Chart (PDF)

Diamante and Cinquain: Two Poetry Forms for Teaching

These patterns for the diamonte and cinquain poems can support the teaching of parts of speech.
Diamante and Cinquain Patterns (PDF)

Games

Games that support reading skills
Definition Concentration

Grammar

Identify parts of speech from a picture.

Handwriting

These stroke descriptions aid in the formation of manuscript letters.
View stroke descriptions for manuscript letters (PDF)

These stroke descriptions aid in the formation of capital letters.
View stroke descriptions for capital letters (PDF)

These stroke descriptions aid in the formation of cursive letters.

Hints from Hailey

“Hints from Hailey” are a series of videos that dives into each component of Neuhaus Reading Readiness (RR), Accurate and Automatic Reading (AAR), and Oral Language and Listening Comprehension (OLLC). These short video clips are intended for teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators who have already been trained by Neuhaus instructors and are seeking to improve their knowledge and use of Neuhaus curriculum so that students will become successful readers.

How to use Hints from Hailey

Start the Year Off Right!

Accurate and Automatic Reading Videos

Hints Handout for AAR

  1. Lesson Overview
  2. Lesson Planning Concepts 26-28 (10 mins.)
  3. New Concept Introduction
  4. Decks
  5. Reading Practice Word Lists
  6. Reading Practice Sentences
  7. Word Profile
  8. Read Aloud

AAR Mastery Check Videos

Hints Handout for AAR MC

  1. Lesson Overview
  2. Mastery Check I
  3. Mastery Check II
  4. Mastery Check III

Oral Language and Listening Comprehension Videos

Hints Handout for OLLC

  1. Lesson Overview
  2. Lesson Planning Unit 16 (11 mins.)
  3. Naming
  4. Describing
  5. Listening and Questioning
  6. Story Retelling
  7. Card Pyramid
  8. 5W Cards

Reading Readiness Videos

Hints Handout for RR

  1. Lesson Overview
  2. Lesson Planning Week 3 (11 mins.)
  3. Letter Recognition
  4. Phonological Awareness
  5. Oral Language
  6. Transitioning from Initial to Advanced

Advanced

  1. Lesson Overview
  2. Lesson Planning Week 3 (11 mins.)
  3. Letter Recognition
  4. Phonological Awareness
  5. Multisensory Letter Introduction
  6. Handwriting
  7. Oral Language

Scientific Spelling Videos

Hints Handout for SS

  1. Overview and Planning (7 mins.)
  2. Introducing a Pattern
  3. Introducing a Rule
  4. SOS
  5. Analyzing a Word List
  6. Irregular Words

Instructional Charts (Small)

These small versions of the classroom charts are sized to use with small groups of students. All of the files below are sized for 8.5 in. by 11 in. cardstock. Neuhaus instruction these to be used for: Accurate and Automatic Reading; Basic Language Skills; Language Enrichment; Multisensory Reading and Spelling; Reading Readiness; Scientific Spelling; Structured Handwriting; and Written Composition.

Basic Language Skills Schedule
print on white cardstock
 Describing Hierarchy chart
print on orange cardstock
Language Enrichment Schedule
print on white cardstock
 
W.O.W./Copying chart

(Watch Our Writing/Copying)
print on light blue cardstock
S.O.S./Dictation chart
(Save Our Spelling/Dictation)
print on light green cardstock
 
L.L.P. chart

(Listening Learning Posture)
print on canary yellow cardstock
Reading Readiness
Initial and Advanced Schedules
print on blue cardstock
 
Accurate and Automatic Reading Schedule

print on lavender cardstock

The Layers of English

This display is a visual for teaching the history of English and the languages that contributed to English as it is today.

Mastery Check Gradebooks

Reading Readiness Mastery Check Gradebook
Use this Reading Readiness Mastery Check Gradebook to keep track of student data for the Reading Readiness Initial Mastery Check, Reading Readiness Advanced Mastery Check I, and Reading Readiness Advanced Mastery Check II. The gradebook document will open as “read only.” Please save a copy to your files before using.

Accurate and Automatic Reading Mastery Check Gradebook
Use this Accurate and Automatic Reading Mastery Check Gradebook to keep track of student data for all AAR Mastery Checks. The gradebook document will open as “read only.” Please save a copy to your files before using.

Language Enrichment Mastery Check Gradebook
Use this Language Enrichment Mastery Check Gradebook to keep track of student data for all LE Mastery Checks. The gradebook document will open as “read only.” Please save a copy to your files before using.

Language and Literacy for Young Learners Curriculum Based Gradebook
Use this Language and Literacy for Young Learners Curriculum Based Measure Gradebook to keep track of student data. The gradebook document will open as “read only.” Please save a copy to your files before using.

Mastery Checks – Accurate and Automatic Reading

Mastery Checks – Basic Language Skills

Mastery Checks – Language and Literacy for Young Learners

Mastery Checks – Language Enrichment

Mastery Checks – Reading Readiness

Naming Screening and Benchmarks

A quick two-minute screening can be administered individually to students (grades 2-6) to measure their oral language. Includes naming categories and benchmarks.
Open/Download Naming Screening and Benchmarks (PDF)

Question Starters for Deeper Thinking

These are examples of question starters that encourage students to delve more deeply into what they have read and make deeper connections. These question starters were compiled by Elizabeth Sledge and based on research by Benjamin Bloom and Robert J. Marzano.
Open/Download Question Starters (PDF)

Quick Tips from Neuhaus

Alphabet letters, building blocks, and so much more! Neuhaus has developed educational videos to support our teachers and families as a trusted shoulder-partner.
View Video Playlist (YouTube)

Rapid Recognition Chart Generator

Enter a list of six words, letters, sounds, or Final Stable Syllables, and generate 5 Rapid Recognition charts to use with your students. To use the Rapid Recognition Chart as an assessment, time the number of student readings of the chart within one minute.
Open/Download Rapid Recognition Chart Generator (Excel)

RTI Powerpoint Slides for Presentations

This presentation on the history and purpose of Response to Intervention are for use by teachers and administrators for professional development, courtesy of Mary E. Dahlgren, Ph.D.

RTI pdf’s for Teachers and Administrators

Practical and “do-able” strategies for meaningful screening, meticulous progress monitoring, and rich resources for effective intervention were taken from the workshop, Really Terrific Information on Response to Intervention, Mary E. Dahlgren, Ph. D., at Neuhaus Education Center, July 7-8, 2010.

Scaffold Cards for Independent Reading

After students have developed good metacognitive thinking skills for reading, question generation guided by these cards and careful teacher modeling can aid independent reading in both narrative and expository text.

Silly Cats are O.K.

Silly Cats are O.K. is a mnemonic for the elements of a story. Use this fun form to help your students summarize any narrative.

Spelling Word Analysis Chart

Word Analysis Chart for analyzing spelling words for regularity, irregularity or those that follow spelling rules

Spelling Inventories

Use these inventories to analyze the spelling needs of students.

Spelling Inventory Class Rosters

Use these rosters to record your class spelling data.

Stories for Making Inferences

Have students guess the missing sentence and practice using clues for making inferences.
Stories for Making Inferences

Story Map

The Story Map offers another method for summarizing narratives.

Story Retelling Pictures

Ready-made pictures to print or show in a PowerPoint to accompany retelling activities in The Colors and Shapes of Language

Ready-made pictures to print or show in a PowerPoint to accompany retelling activities in Developing Metacognitive Skills

Story Retelling Rubric

Rubric for evaluating story retelling

Syllable Division Steps

Use these steps to guide syllable division and help students read longer words with ease.

Text Complexity

Use this guide to evaluate text complexity of both literary and infomrational text so that you can scaffold student understanding of complex text.

Word Bingo

Word Bingo is an activity in Multisensory Grammar. Enter a list of 24 words and generate 22 unique bingo cards and a scrambled list of your words. Great for word origin and parts of speech practice.
Open/Download Word Bingo Card Generator (Excel)

Word Profiles

Word profiles including syllables, phonemes, letters, graphemes, syllable types, origin, derivatives and figurative language can be used with the passages from Practices for Developing Accuracy and Fluency or as a guide for general vocabulary building. Use the Word profile form for in-depth study of words and keeping your own personal dictionary.

Words for Webs

This is a list of suggested semantic webs, multiple meaning webs, and derivative webs to be used in conjunction with stories in Practices for Developing Accuracy and Fluency.
Print the Word Web Wizard and use it with web forms from Developing Metacognitive Skills.

Word Webs and Charts