Sylvan Academic Reading teaches students the strategic reading skills that play an essential role in all areas of school and life. Each personalized Academic Reading program emphasizes four key components of reading fluency:
- Phonics and Word-recognition. Skills necessary for decoding new or unfamiliar words.
- Vocabulary. Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, root words, and words in context. Sylvan teaches students new words and enables expansion of existing vocabulary.
- Comprehension. Students build lower-level, literal comprehension skills and steadily progress to more complex, inferential, comprehension skills.
- Applied Skills. Develop and reinforce comprehension through increased reading rate and improved reference and oral skills.