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We Need to Teach the Phonics Rules!

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It just scares me

 

that so many of our children

 

in this great nation

 

are growing up

 

without ever learning

 

the phonics rules.

 

 

You see, rules make a difference in life; rules make a difference in the mechanics of reading and in making sense of what we read. Likewise, phonics rules make a huge difference in the way children see words which will make a difference in how our children interpret the meaning of those words.

 

Reading words should be EASY by the time a child reaches the fourth grade.  The blending of sounds and syllables should effortlessly spill out of a child’s mouth by the time he graduates from the third grade.

 

Folks, yes, this SHOULD BE HAPPENING, but IT IS NOT HAPPENING.

 

Sadly, children are NOT learning the phonics rules, so the effortless blending of syllables and sounds is NOT taking place in fourth grade, in fifth grade, in sixth grade, in junior high or in high school.  And, yes, that means it is NOT taking place fluently in our colleges either. 

 

 

For example, if a child does not know how to correctly pronounce and distinguish between the basic short and long vowel sounds and if a child does not know the rules that make those sounds long or short, he will eventually struggle reading words he is not familiar with.

If a child does not know his diphthongs and that those letter combinations create brand new vowel sounds, he will eventually struggle reading words he is not familiar with.

If a child does not know his digraphs and that those letter combinations create brand new sounds, he will eventually struggle reading words he is not familiar with.

If a child does not know his long vowels and that an open syllable that ends in a vowel will cause that vowel to say its long sound, he will eventually struggle reading words he is not familiar with.

If a child does not know why and when the letter “C” and the letter “G” say their soft sounds and if he does not know the unique sounds of R-controlled phonemes, he will eventually struggle reading words he is not familiar with.

 

 

There are many, many phonics rules, but they each follow a pattern and they can EASILY be taught to a child if he is given explicit, intensive step-by-step, lesson by lesson phonics training in his early years. Moreover, if a child is trained in this way, he will have no problem dividing a word into sounds and syllables from the junior high years and beyond – it will be second nature to him – something he doesn’t even have to think about.

 

Folks, that is NOT happening in our schools today, and we now have a nation FULL of illiteracy – a nation where our people cannot read – a nation where our people are afraid to even try to read – a nation where our people can’t get jobs or live a full life because they cannot read every word on every page effortlessly.

 

Has your child gone through this explicit, intensive phonics training?

If not, give it to him now. 

If he is older and struggling in reading give him that training now. 

If he is in the 4th, 5th, 6th,7th, or 8th grade and struggling in reading, give him that training now.

 

Our children deserve that training.  They deserve to know how to sound out, effortlessly, every word on every page for the rest of their lives.

 

Dads, Moms, Grandparents, now for ABSOLUTELY NO COST, you can make that happen for your child. With the Candy 4WAY Phonics Curriculum, your child can systematically learn all the phonics rules, step by step as well as gain access to daily phonics rules charts, rules for teaching phonics and printable phonics rules.  

 

YOUR CHILD can learn to sound out every word on every page. It happened for a little girl named Candy.

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com