Kendore Learning’s curriculum transforms the way educators teach reading, spelling and vocabulary!
- Kendore Kingdom is a structured literacy curriculum for grades K-2.
- When used for upper-grade remediation, the Kendore Kingdom is known as Kendore Keystone.
- Multisensory Spelling is incorporated into the Kendore Kingdom curriculum, but is also offered as a stand-alone program.
- Word Play curriculum provides an innovative and memorable way to teach vocabulary and morphology to students in grades 3 – 5.
Our curriculum, and the training required to teach it, are explained in detail below.
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Note that teachers who are trained in the Kendore Kingdom (Parts 1 and 2), along with Word Play vocabulary, are eligible to complete a practicum to become Kendore Certified Teachers.
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The Kendore Kingdom is a complete, Orton-Gillingham based, K-2 reading curriculum. The Kendore Kingdom takes students systematically through reading concepts, beginning with fundamentals and progressing all the way through to advanced comprehension. Students learn in a fun, engaging format and travel on a “journey” that takes them from a party, to the vowel valley, over a bridge, on a treasure hunt, and beyond. Along the way, students meet a variety of characters and encounter some outlandish situations. Sound crazy? It might on the surface, but the Kendore Kingdom is scientifically designed not only to systematically teach all requisite learning skills, but to do so in a way that is enjoyed and, most importantly, used and remembered by students throughout their education.
Educators who use the Kendore Kingdom in their classrooms are supported by a wealth of training and materials. We offer Kendore Kingdom trainings and related workshops throughout the year. Kendore teachers are also offered the chance to become Kendore Certified, a rigorous, two-year process that greatly increases breadth and depth of knowledge.
Kendore Kingdom Content
- Phonemic Awareness
- Non-phonetic vs. phonetic words
- Oral Language
Kendore Kingdom Materials
The Kendore Kingdom comes complete with comprehensive supporting materials. Our Teacher Manual is customized by grade level and includes the following:
- Extensive background information and teaching instruction on each concept presented
- Complete weekly lesson plans
- Fluency drills (with assessment matrix)
- Phonological awareness cards
- Syllable division exercises
- An extensive index of classroom ideas and activities (with instructions)
Our supporting materials for Kendore teachers include:
- Activity Books
- Fluency Workbooks
- Handwriting Skills Workbooks
- Workbooks to practice non-phonetic sight words
- Card Games (10 decks featuring hundreds of games)
- Multisensory Teaching Tools (gel boards, sand trays, and much more!)
Kendore Kingdom Workshops
This workshop gives educators everything they need to begin teaching the Kendore Kingdom curriculum. Kendore Kingdom workshops are offered in several formats: in-person or online, and over a four-day intensive period or broken down into seven sessions spread out over a number of weeks. Check out our workshop schedule for current availability, or contact us about coming to your school or district.
This two-day workshop takes educators deeper into the fundamentals they’ve learned in Kendore Kingdom and includes advanced concepts, including:
- Advanced comprehension
Participants learn additional strategies for teaching fun, structured, research-based lessons using Orton-Gillingham methodologies. As with all Kendore Learning workshops, materials are provided. Kendore Kingdom Part 2 workshops are offered in several formats: in-person or online, and over a two-day intensive period or broken down into four sessions spread out over a number of weeks. Check out our workshop schedule for current availability, or contact us about coming to your school or district.
Kendore Keystone – Remediation
The Kendore Kingdom can also serve as a remediation program for struggling readers in grades 3 – 12. Educators interested in remediation (Kendore Keystone) take the Kendore Kingdom Part 1 workshop, where they learn differentiation strategies for remediation. Kendore Keystone is a multisensory, Orton-Gillingham based program that can be provided to students in as little as two hours per week. Teachers can use Kendore Keystone one-on-one, in a small group, or in a whole classroom setting.
Ninety percent of the English language is decodable, but you have to know the rules. Our engaging Multisensory Spelling workshop presents twelve rules that can make memorizing spelling lists a thing of the past. We’ll teach you the “why” behind our language so that spelling finally makes sense. Kendore’s multisensory spelling worshops are filled with “ah ha moments.” Multisensory Spelling is built into the Kendore Kingdom Part 1 curriculum, but can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
Word Play Multisensory Vocabulary/Morphology
Kendore Learning’s Word Play Vocabulary curriculum provides a clear and effective methodology for teaching vocabulary. Participants discover ways to incorporate vocabulary activities across the curriculum and explore how to teach morphology as a way to unlock the meaning of thousands of words. Teachers receive lessons and materials to implement instruction in the classroom. Word Play Vocabulary is lively and engaging and supports multisensory teaching methods. Appropriate for grades 3 – 8. Word Play workshops are offered in several formats: in-person or online, and over a two-day intensive period or broken down into four sessions spread out over a number of weeks. Check out our workshop schedule for current availability, or contact us about coming to your school or district.