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Our Teachers do NOT know Systematic Phonics!

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So many  parents today

 

are exclaiming:

 

“Help!  My child is not learning 

to read in his classroom!”

 

This is because our teachers do not know phonics – synthetic, explicit, systematic, phonics-first phonics; so our public schools are failing to teach our children how to sound out words systematically, using a systematic phonics curriculum.

 

This is NOT the fault of our teachers.  Sadly, the colleges our teachers are trained in do not offer them methods classes in explicit phonics or in how to teach the sounding out of the phonograms in a systematic form.

 

So our kids are memorizing words like “elephant” in kindergarten or first grade without first learning how to sound out words from left to right or that the letters ph represent the sound of letter f

 

Oh, I know, there are plenty of children coming home with smiles because their report cards tell parents that their children are learning to read, but it’s a hoax.

 

It’s simply not true. Children are NOT LEARNING to sound out words; children are learning to either memorize whole words or they are taught “to guess” at words based upon the context of the sentence, the shape of the word, or how the word begins.

 

 You see,  the standard for the meaning of “literacy” has changed. You can see that changing standard when you read our newspaper articles or when you read the words put up on the screens in our church praise and worship time. There are spelling errors and homonym errors galore.

 

This is because children are being taught to read using whole language memorization by teachers who only know how to teach using whole language memorization, in spite of the fact that one of the standards set forth in the Common Core Guidelines is that children should be taught to read using systematic phonics.  

 Sadly, even though Common Core standards call for systematic phonics, our children are NOT receiving it because there isn’t one state college ANYWHERE in the nation that teaches our teachers systematic phonics. As a result, there are also NO READING CURRICULUMS in the public schools that teach systematic phonics.

 

 Are you understanding now

 

why our children

 

cannot sound out words

 

and why 40% of our fourth graders

 

cannot read at grade level?  

 

 

 

When the majority of our teachers themselves have been trained to read through sight-reading techniques and, then, are not being offered a college training course in systematic phonics, it spells disaster for the next generation of public school students.

 

The late Phyllis Schlafly explained perfectly what’s going on in American public classrooms when she said:

 

“Whole Language teaches children to guess at words by looking at the pictures on the page, to memorize a few dozen frequently used words, to skip over words they don’t know, to substitute words that seem to fit, and to predict the words they think will come next. The child who is taught those bad habits, instead of how to sound out the syllables, will never be able to read big words or become a good reader.

 

Many schools give high grades and happy report cards to children who are good at guessing and memorizing words, so parents don’t realize that their children are being taught to guess instead of to read. Self-esteem is a higher priority than literacy.”

 

There is a solution, and it is ABSOLUTELY FREE.   I know, it sounds too good to be true; but it is, nevertheless, TRUE.

 

Candy 4WAY Phonics offers a systematic phonics curriculum, complete with step-by-step colorful fun lessons, spelling rules, flashcards, sequenced readers, systematic review along the way, FREE email coaching – you name it – it’s a COMPLETE Systematic Phonics Curriculum INSTANT DOWNLOAD for FOR FREE

 

Moms, Dads, you can make a difference in your child’s life. 

Your child CAN learn to sound out every word on every page.

Teachers, YOU can learn how to teach Systematic Phonics.

 

 

Check us out: www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to read little Candy’s TRUE STORY.