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How are Candy 4WAY Phonics Readers Different from Readers in Other Phonics Programs?

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How are Candy 4WAY Phonics Readers different from the readers in other phonics programs? 

Candy 4WAY Phonics Readers are different from other story readers in five BIG ways:

1) Letter sounds and blends contained on the pages of each reader are learned by the child BEFORE he reads the story.

2) Candy Story Readers are sequenced INTO the Candy 4WAY Daily Phonics Lessons.  Beginning with Level Two of the program, children are given a story reader to enjoy following after every five daily phonics lessons.

3) Rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration, a key element of many of our story readers, makes learning to read more fun!

4) Small stories build into longer stories as children move on to read sentences containing connective words and complex connective words (subordinate clauses, infinitive phrases, and participial phrases.)   Therefore, our story readers, unlike other phonics programs, progress from six pages up to twenty-nine pages depending upon where a child is in his daily phonics lessons. 

5) Sentences containing varied connective-word sentence openers introduce children to higher level reading abilities (fourth grade reading level and well beyond).  We do this because it has clearly been demonstrated that when children DO receive these types of complex sentence structures, they are better able  to express complex ideas, to paint word pictures, and to convey complex relationships.

Check out our webpage for an ABSOLUTELY FREE PHONICS CURRICULUM (K4 THRU 4TH GRADE).

Sincerely,  Carol Kay, President

Www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

Children Often Struggle with Short Vowel Sounds

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When children begin writing, if they cannot hear and confidently pronounce each distinct short vowel sound, they will often leave out the vowels when writing three-letter words, or mumble the vowel sounds when sounding out  three-letter words.
 
This is tragic, because in order for children to become proficient readers, they must solidly know each of the short vowels and be able to hear the difference between each of those sounds.

At Candy 4WAY Phonics  remedy this problem at the very beginning of phonics instruction by giving children a separate multisensory vowel picture for each of the short vowel sounds.

These multisensory pictures help children to “punch” the short vowel sounds when sounding them.
 
From there, children are able to proceed into blending a beginning consonant sound with a short vowel sound.   

Hearing the individual vowel sounds and correctly pronouncing them is quite often a problem for the struggling older reader as well.

Although we highly recommend that you purchase the entire Candy 4WAY Phonics Program for just $9.97 to fill in all the phonics gaps for your older student, we would like to offer parents and teachers a FREE Short Vowel Multisensory Flashcard to help their students grasp the five short vowel sounds.  Click here for that FREE resource.  

For helps with beginning students, we highly recommend our 31 A to Z Multisensory LARGE Wall Cards for just $5.97 by which students can grasp the distinct sounds of all the alphabet letters, including both the short and long vowel sounds.   However, for just $9.97, you can purchase All 65 of our Multisensory LARGE Wall Cards to print as often as needed.   With these 65 Large Multisensory Wall Cards, your student will gain phonemic knowledge for all of the Alphabet Letter Sounds, as well as gain more and more phonics knowledge by learning every spelling for the 114 common but tricky phonogram sounds. 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics , we truly desire for children to learn to read every word on every page.

Sincerely,
Carol Kay, President
www.candy4wayphonics.com