Which Skills Are Taught in Optima Reading?

Optima Reading teaches a small number of the most frequently occurring skills in written English. We have analysed over 1200 children’s books to identify which skills occur most often and are therefore most useful to beginning readers. Equally we are aware of those skills that superficially may appear to be useful but occur with such low frequency in children’s literature as to be effectively redundant. So teachers can feel confident that they are only teaching the skills that appear with great frequency in the stories that children most want to read.