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Phonics Game for Blending CVC Words

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Phonics Games with CVC words are extremely effective in reinforcing phonemic awareness for beginning readers.

Especially important for children is to learn:
1)  to differentiate between the distinct vowel sounds
2)  to blend a vowel with an initial consonant sound
3)  to tack on the final consonant letter sound by learning to blend all the way through CVC words.

After a child has learned the initial letter sounds, there are just two steps to reading three-letter (consonant-vowel-consonant) short-vowel words:

FIRST STEP – blend a consonant with a vowel (CV)
SECOND STEP – blending that(CV) with a final consonant(CVC)

In addition, Candy 4WAY Phonics recognizes how vital is it for children to hear and learn the distinction between the individual vowel sounds. This is why we have produced a brand new File Folder Game Resource entitled “IT IS A ?

This Phonics PDF File Folder Game uses RED color letters to show VOWELS and BLACK color letters to show CONSONANTS to help children read into the vowel and to read through the vowel to that last letter. 

Learning to distinguish between the vowel sounds is also why we are including with this  PDF file folder game our Short-vowel Multisensory Vowel Flashcards/Wallcards to print as often as you like.

Each of these five LARGE Multisensory Cards (included with the game) prints out at 8 1/2″ by 11″ and will help children, in multisensory format:

To see,

To learn,

To pronounce, and

To remember the distinction between the vowel sounds.

This brand new Phonics CVC File Folder Game is set up for 2 to 6 players. It includes 80 different game cards. As a result, children who often play IT IS A ? will be exposed to over 200 CVC words to blend.

This game, which sells for just $3.97, will set the stage for enabling children to easily transition to long-vowel words – CVCC words.

Each game card contains either a single CVC word or a CV blend with varying consonant endings.

Because this CVC phonics file folder game contains 80 different game cards, teachers and parents can also use the game cards outside game time for one-on-one or small group blending practice.

This brand new phonics file folder game – IT IS A ? – contains 20 pages giving you the game objective, the game directions, a folder tab, a folder pocket, a two-piece game board, a large rolling number cube printout, and 80 different blending game cards. 

Check it out!  IT IS A ? is a great summer resource! 

Give your child the time he needs to learn to sound out CVC words effortlessly and fluently

Sincerely,

 

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAYPhonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

Older Child Struggles with Reading Label

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Kids hate labels.

Labels should

be eliminated!

 

Too often, children become labeled by a teacher or a school system as a student with a learning disability, or with a behavior problem, or with hyperactive tendencies when in reality, the culprit is ineffective teaching.  While this prevails far too often in the public school classroom, we have to make certain that as parents, these kinds of labels and beliefs about our children do not take place in our own homeschools.

 

Marva Collins once said, “We live in a label-conscious society where people are forever trying to categorize and classify each other.  We tend to overuse terms like ‘learning disability,’ ‘developmental disabilities,’ ‘behavior disorder,’ and ‘hyperactive,’ bandying them about until they are stretched beyond validity.  A child who fidgets in his seat isn’t necessarily hyperactive.  Maybe that child is bored.  Maybe that child doesn’t know how to do the work and is afraid to ask for help.  Or maybe that child is just active.”

Many a parent has pulled their child out of an American school to stop such labeling and to give their child all the attention and help that he/she deserves.  One thought each parent needs to hold dear is this:  “Believe in your child!”  We must be absolutely convinced that we will reach our children, that they can learn what they need to know.  We must never give up!

Often, I receive emails from parents explaining to me that their child has reached an older age of nine or ten or twelve, and they still cannot read.  I begin by asking them questions such as, “Has your child gone through a systematic phonics program?   If not, what kind of reading training has he/she had?” 

Most of the time the answer to this question is that the child has received no systematic phonics training, or that the child has been told that he’s slow or just needs more time to learn to read.  Did you know that it takes a minimum of 13 words of praise to counteract one insult that a child hears?  I love explaining to parents that their child does not need more time, but that he/she just needs an effective, systematic phonics approach given daily by a loving, caring, determined parent who believes in their child and in his ability

If only we would take the time to experience and ponder in our minds how much “failure” our child has felt or how many demeaning comments our child has already heard from well-meaning people who know nothing of the power of encouragement coupled with an effective curriculum. 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe in children!  We believe that if parents are given an affordable, step-by-step phonics curriculum and email support from us, that their child will learn to read every word on every page. 

Just like a little girl named, Candy, who’s true story has touched the minds and hearts of so many caring parents this past year, Mom, Dad, your child needs the opportunity to fill in the gaps, to catch up in reading, to learn to read confidently and fluently, to receive the training he/she deserves to be able to read every word on every page.

Check us out.  The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program includes EVERYTHING:  Daily step-by-step lessons, rhyming alphabet phonics charts, multisensory vowel helps, sequenced story readers,  teachers guides, spelling rules, reading practice in all forms of written expression, fun lessons packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration, lifetime rhyming phonics charts, and one-on-one email coaching forjust $9.97 as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD.  When your child is finished with all 100 phonics lessons he/she will be able to read past a 4th grade reading level and be able to sound out over 30,000 words

We encourage you to contact us free of charge with your phonics/reading questions, or just visit our website for free phonics resources, articles, and 4WAY Phonics products.

By the way, if you haven’t read little Candy’s true story, it’s really a neat story! 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com