Kindergarten Bootcamp
How to teach Kindergartners to read

Learn all the structured literacy skills you need to teach a 5-year old to read and get ready for any 1st-grade reading program

Live course launches on October 13th
Self-Directed course launches at the end of October

Steve Tattum designed the Kindergarten Bootcamp for teachers and homeschooling parents!

  • Learn how to teach all the consonants and short vowel sounds & phonemic awareness.
  • Learn effective fluency techniques.
  • Learn how to use the Pressure Release technique for reading out loud.
  • Get access to curriculum, classroom schedules, procedures, lessons, digital books and handouts.
  • Get the skills you need to teach every student in your class to read.
Studies indicate that the best preparation for first-grade reading is when the student can spell and read two to three-letter words. This requires that the child know at least his/her consonants and short vowels, and can say each sound while simultaneously spelling and blending the sounds for reading.

The Kindergarten Bootcamp is for parents and teachers who want a program that includes the systematic introduction of sounds for use in spelling and reading. This program includes the essentials for success from all first-grade reading programs. It also teaches a partial phonetic code!

By the end of kindergarten, every student will be able to spell and read cvc words and read between 30-50 words per minute.
Included in the course
  • 6 Hours of recorded meetings
  • Digital versions of the Kindergarten Bootcamp Manual, digital chapter books and handouts that can be used in any  classroom

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Live class: October 13th  to 15th. Available as a self-directed course launching at the end of October.

The course is presented in two-hour live meetings over three days.


Kindergarten Bootcamp: How to teach all 5-year olds to read
$250 per individual, includes all live meetings, access to recordings for six months
Get the skills you need to teach your classroom to read.
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*LearnUp believes that all volunteers and teaching assistants should learn the essentials of teaching reading. We believe the true value of this program is over $250. However, if you or your community has been affected by the pandemic and/or the recent economic downturn, reach out to us. We want to support you if you or your community lacks the resources to take part in this training. Contact: