The 4 Blocks Way (Karen Erickson & David Koppenhaver)
Comprehensive Literacy Instruction for students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
 
 
Guided Reading
30 minutes per day
 
Working with Words
30 minutes per day

Self Directed Reading
30 minutes per day
 
Writing
30 minutes per day
4 Blocks is a comprehensive instruction method which is informed by contemporary neurological learning research. It offers a framework for classroom application of comprehensive literacy instruction, practical literacy strategies, utilises AAC systems, built-in assessment methodology, research demonstrating efficacy, inclusive for all learners. 4 Blocks is not a prescriptive curriculum but gives a framework, strategies and process for how to teach reading and writing to any learner. The 4 Blocks are interrelated - what is learned in one block is applied in other blocks.