All programs at Appletree are personalised for each student.

Lessons are structured, sequential and cumulative so that mastery is achieved.

Our programs are designed to build confidence, esteem and independence and to instil a love of education.



Early Reading skills

  • letters and sounds
  • phonemic awareness
  • vocabulary and spelling
  • fluency and accuracy


Direct Instruction for struggling readers

  • explicit phonetic instruction
  • decoding words and stories
  • reasoning and comprehension


In-depth exploration of written text

  • analysis and critical thinking
  • connections to personal knowledge and experience
  • meaning and inference



Early Written Language skills

  • words to sentences
  • spelling and grammar
  • organization and accuracy


Direct Instruction of the writing process

  • sentences, paragraphs and exposition
  • spelling, vocabulary and grammar
  • mind-mapping, organization and editing


Intermediate Writing skills

  • paragraphs, essays and summatives
  • note-taking and organization
  • research and critical thinking



Early Math skills

  • numbers, sequence and place value
  • adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
  • fractions


Direct Instruction for students grades 1 to 9

  • number sense and computation
  • curriculum support and review
  • problem solving and test taking math essentials

Resources include: SPIRE Reading, Reading Mastery, Corrective Reading, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Spellwell, Recipe for Writing and Spelling, Spelling Mastery, Expressive Writing, Writing Skills, Handwriting Without Tears, JUMP Math, Executive Functioning Workbooks, MindUP Curriculum, Assistive Technology





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