Folks, do you personally know even just one of the 11 million adults in this nation that cannot read the English language?
I’m asking you this because if you DO know of an adult who cannot read or an adult who struggles to read, this means that they do not have the skills they need to handle many everyday life tasks such as reading menus or grocery boxes, enjoying magazine articles or good books, understanding a bus schedule or the directions on a prescription label.
What I find appalling, however, is the fact that there are no reports indicating that adult literacy has risen in the United States since the last report published in 2003 stating that “the proportion of adults with high literacy skills fell from 20 percent in 1994 down to 14 percent.”
Folks, that’s just disgusting! After all, we live in the United States of America! We pour billions of dollars every year into our educational programs, and for what? So that 11 million adults in our nation can continue to NOT READ???
So that 11 million adults in our nation can continue to feel “dumb,” when in reality, they are probably brilliant???
If you are one of these adults and someone is reading this article to you, did you know that adults who DO have the ability to read made an average yearly salary of $50,700 in 2003, and that those same statistics tell us that those lucky folks made approximately $28,000 more than you made that same year — simply because they could read and you couldn’t?
Are you getting bothered yet? Are you getting bothered enough to do something about it?
I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!
IF YOU CAN’T READ, YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF TO READ!
You can teach yourself, at your own dining room table, how to sound out every word on every page!
If you have a computer with a CD-Rom drive and audio capabilities, then for just $19.97 you can buy a CD-Rom program from Candy 4WAY Phonics that employs the same 4WAY Phonics Method that was used to teach a little girl named Candy how to read back in the 1950’s. It will take you step-by-step through 100 daily phonics lessons until you can sound out every word on every page.
The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program will start you out with basic letter sounds and carry you all the way through every blend, every phonogram, every sight word until you’ve lost all of your fear of reading. You see, Candy 4WAY Phonics is NOT more of the same “reading drudgery” that you’ve already had.
As an adult, you probably went through a school system that taught you to read by memorizing whole words placed on word walls or found in books that repeated the same words over and over and over and over again. At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe this type of reading approach is hogwash!
Reading should begin with learning the basic alphabet sounds and learning to blend those sounds together from left to right. After you’ve learned all the sounds of the letters and after you’ve spent time with the 100 Daily Phonics Lessons learning to blend those sounds together within words, then you will no longer be afraid to approach new words, because you’ll be able to sound out all the words you come to from left to right even if you’ve never seen the words before.
With Candy 4WAY Phonics you will learn to do that one step at a time, one lesson at a time, until you’ve learned all the sounds and all the blends that make up all words.
In addition, with the The Candy 4WAY Phonics CD-Rom Program you won’t have to guess at what the letters and blends sound like, because you’ll be able to hear all of them read aloud on every Daily 4WAY Phonics Lesson. You might need a little help to read the directions that come with the program, just to get yourself started, but after that, you’ll be able to actually hear every word and every blend, and every sentence read aloud on every page of the 100 daily phonics lessons – eliminating all the guesswork about what the letters and blends are supposed to sound like.
Please, don’t spend the rest of your life not knowing how to read. When you’re finished with The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program, you will not only know how to read, but after practicing your reading for a couple of years after that, you’ll be able to read better than most of the people you know.
Carol Kay, President
Candy 4WAY Phonics