About Neighborhood Lit.
  • Research-based instruction is designed to develop and accelerate pre-reading, early and advanced reading and writing skills.
  • Our fun, interactive workshop sessions use books, games, and educational manipulatives as motivational tools.
  • Our small groups (no more than 6 students to a class) ensure each child gets individualized attention – important in the development of literacy skills and building confidence.
  • Hands-on, literacy-based activities encourage your child to move, manipulate, create, and think while reading and writing.
  • Our studio is the ideal learning environment with two literacy-rich reading and writing rooms and a “Messy Room” for favorite activities like shaving cream spelling and blackboard wall writing.
Instruction & Activities
Our one-of-a-kind small group workshops center around outstanding children’s books with activity based language arts instruction and guided practice activities reinforcing the skills and strategies emphasized in each session.

Instruction for all reading and writing levels is based on individual student need and includes the following components of literacy development:

  • Motivation
  • Letter/Sound Relationships
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Phonics Knowledge
  • Word Identification
  • Reading Fluency
  • Spelling
  • Writing
Workshops Offered
We offer School Year and Summer 1½ to 2 hour workshops available one or two days a week.  Age groups include:
(3 & 4 years)
An overall introduction into the world of literacy for our youngest students with emphasis on letters, phonemic awareness skills, oral and written language, and gaining interest in the literate world around them.

Kindergarten Readiness
(4 & 5 years)
A focus on the year before kindergarten to prepare for future reading and writing skills and strategy use with instruction in letter/sound relationships, phonemic awareness skills, early reading, and beginning writing.
Kindergarten Enrichment & Advanced
(5 & 6 years)
A kindergarten supplement with above grade-level instruction in the areas of blending and word attack, sight words, motivated reading, comprehension at the word level and beyond, spelling, and writing.

Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
(6-12 years)
A continuation of literacy development with concentration on word work (word attack, phonic study), comprehension (strategy use and critical thinking), and writing (spelling, mechanics, writing product).