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Did Your Child Fall Behind in Reading this Year? You Can Change all That With this Affordable Phonics Program!

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Have you been told that your child fell behind in reading this year?

 

Children who cannot read every word on every page often:

 

a) Rush through tests skimming through only the words they CAN read.

b) Do not like to read

c) Stumble over the words on the page, substitute words, or skip words while reading

d) Fear they are stupid or that there is something wrong with them

e) Complain that they don’t like school

f) Either go into a shell, become angry, or become the class clown.

g) Often have a stomach ache in the morning

h) Tell you that their favorite part of the school day is recess

i) Do not really have a favorite subject in school

j) Talk about their friends but never about their school classroom

k) Ask if you will read books, homework assignments, or directions for them

 

Just like you, other parents are struggling with this same problem, and, as a result, are searching for  COMPLETE systematic phonics curriculum at an affordable price to use in their own home with their own child. 

The good news is:  Your child CAN learn to read every word on every page.

Hi, I’m Carol Kay, the President of Candy 4WAY Phonics . I’ve had the pleasure of teaching intensive, systematic 4WAY Phonics for over 28 years in school classrooms, in homes, in my kitchen, in libraries, in coffee shops, on front steps, in driveways and ANYWHERE else that I could find a child who is struggling in reading.

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program is based upon that same 4WAY Phonics method that taught a little girl named Candy how to read back in 1956.

You can read more about Candy’s TRUE STORY by clicking on the words: TRUE STORY.

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program is based solidly upon that same 4WAY Phonics that taught little Candy to read every word on every page, except that Candy 4WAY Phonics has been updated for today’s generation of parents and children.

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program incorporates 4 phonics approaches: synthetic, linguistic, analytic, and R’sA (rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration). It’s a complete, AFFORDABLE, systematic phonics program, and it’s written specifically for parents in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand way. 

Nothing touches my heart more than a child who is struggling to read, especially when I know there is a solution. It’s true that some children do suffer from learning disabilities, but according to evidence from the National Reading Panel’s Meta-Analysis as reported by the American Educational Research Association, one-on-one tutoring in systematic phonics instruction produces the BEST READING RESULTS among beginning readers as well as low and middle SES readers and younger and older RD students. Of course, little Candy, now all grown up, has known that for 51 years.

In addition, the Meta-Analysis proved that systematic phonics produced lasting benefits for all these student types not only in their abilities to sound out words, but also in their comprehension and spelling abilities.

The Candy 4WAY Phonics goal, therefore, is this: To Help Parents to Teach Their Own Children to Read!

If you’ve read the true story of little Candy, you’ll see that, fortunately, little Candy was a poor enough reader that she qualified for 4WAY Phonics help. HOWEVER, this is NOT the story for hundreds of thousands of school-aged children today.

Our schools do not offer systematic 4WAY Phonics . In fact, the phonics offered in our schools today is NOT explicit systematic phonics. It is implicit, embedded phonics sprinkled in tiny amounts on top of large servings of look/say reading.

Parents, The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program was specifically written for Moms and Dads to help them solve this reading crisis among our children!

We would love to help YOU to help YOUR child to read. Please believe me when I tell you that is, indeed, possible!

Candy 4WAY Phonics comes with everything you’ll need:

*Step-by-step, easy-to-understand Instructions

*Rhyming Charts

*Daily step-by-step lessons

*Sequenced story readers following after every five daily lessons

*Rhyming Alphabet Flashcards

*Lifetime Phonics Charts

And the best news of all — You can purchase all of this for just $9.97.

It all comes with free email coaching, and email coaching works when parents remember that: NO QUESTION IS DUMB! ALL QUESTIONS ARE SMART!

Each question we receive is a valued question. Through those free coaching emails, you will be speaking directly with me, Carol Kay, President and Author of Candy 4WAY Phonics Program —– and a very, very close friend of Candy.

Sincerely, Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

My Older Child Cannot Read. Are There Different Techniques to Use to Teach an Older Child Phonics?

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When I was eight years old, my mother decided that I needed to take piano lessons.  She signed me up, and I took lessons and played in recitals for seven years.  I had an excellent teacher, and I learned a great deal.

 

However, when I reached age 15, I decided that I really wanted to devote myself to the girl’s basketball team and to the school debate team.  Thus, I quit piano lessons — my mother was sooooo upset!  I didn’t touch another piano key until I was 30 years old. At that time our church needed a piano player, so  I signed up, once again, for piano lessons. 

 

I told my new piano teacher how “fantastic” I used to be.  She pulled out a large red book and said, “That’s great!  But you’ll need to start all over again with this book, ‘Teaching Little Fingers to Play.’ 

 

You see, I could remember many things from my childhood piano lessons, but I had also forgotten many things.  My new teacher knew that if I didn’t start all over again, I would have huge gaps in my piano education. 

 

So I began my music lessons all over again, but this time, I soared through the lessons.  Within one year I was back where I had left off at age 15. 

 

Teaching older children to read follows with this same logic.  I see so many websites devoted to teaching older children to read, but most of them completely skip the step that reads, “Your child will need to start again at the beginning.”  Starting over again with Lesson One is even more important to an older child who has been taught to read with the look/n/say method or with a guided reading program that mixes look/n/say with implicit, salt and pepper UNsystematic phonics. 

 

Have you ever seen an infected wound?  Can you even imagine what would happen if you put a band-aid over that wound without first cleaning it out and dressing it with the proper ointment?  Telling older children that they can learn to read using systematic phonics without also telling them that they will need to start over again is just like putting a band-aid over an infected wound!  All of the child’s reading problems will just grow and multiply and fester.  He will have large gaps in his reading education, and you won’t ever have a clue where those gaps are! 

 

THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS:  Start an older child over again using a systematic phonics program and you’ll be astonished at how quickly he picks everything up compared to a younger child.  Teaching an older child or an adult to read goes along so much faster than teaching a younger child to read.

 

Remember Marva Collins?  Marva used systematic phonics and she had ALL of her first graders and many of her kindergarteners reading by Christmas. Can you imagine how much faster those same lessons moved along for an older child?

 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe that teaching a child to read shouldn’t cost parents a fortune.  This is why for just $9.97 you can change the direction of your older child’s life with our Systematic, COMPLETE 4WAY Phonics  Curriculum.

 

For just $9.97, you can teach your older student  how to read, all over again, except this time around, your child can receive step-by-step, systematic daily phonics lessons and sequenced readers following after every five lessons.

 

For just $9.97  your child can learn to read every word on every page. 

 

Check us out:  Candy 4WAY Phonics.

 

We claim to be The Best Phonics Bargain in Town, and we really are!

 

Sincerely,

 

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

 

Is Your Older Child Still Struggling with Sight Words? Does He/She Stumble Over Words, Skip Words, Mumble Words, Guess Words, or Substitute Words?

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DOES   YOUR   OLDER   CHILD   STRUGGLE   TO   READ?  

Very soon, before the end of this school year, thousands of American parents will discover that their little third, fourth, or fifth grader is struggling to read his school textbooks.

 

Moms, Dads, your older child does not have to go through junior high and high school missing key points in his lessons because he misreads words in his textbooks.  For less than $10 you can change the reading success of your child.  

 

Unfortunately for many parents, and through no fault of their own, this is the first they have come to realize that their little guy or gal cannot read every word on every page. Many parents are in this same boat because they have been led to believe that based upon a normal bell curve, their child has been doing “just fine” in reading. 

 

So many children memorize just enough sight words to convince their teachers and their parents that they can fluently read.  Sadly, however, hundreds of thousands of older children every year have finally reached the place where there are just too many whole words for them to remember.  Moreover, because they have not been taught how to sound out and blend together all the phonograms inside words, they do not have the skills to sound out every word on every page. 

  

Being capable of sounding out every word on every page is a grave problem, because when older children make it into the third, fourth, or fifth grade and they find themselves stumbling to read words, they become self conscious, and, oftentimes, terribly humiliated, because they are expected to read lessons from higher level textbooks, answer comprehension questions, and make total sense of the facts given in their lessons. 

 

Moms, Dads, did you know that it’s a fact that most American students today are not learning systematic, explicit phonics?   Instead, our children are learning to read using Look/n/Say, Whole Word methods, methods that are mixed with just enough implicit phonics to make everyone believe that they are learning to decode words.

 

Unfortunately, the little bit of implicit phonics that has been presented in so many of our classrooms has given way whole-heartedly to the memorization of Whole Words printed on Word Walls and then filtered into the monotonous pages of easy-to-read I Can Read Books.

 

Moms, Dads, children cannot continue to memorize or guess every whole word on the page after they’ve reached the higher grades.  It just isn’t possible!

 

Our children should be able to sound out every word on every page. Learning to read should not be a big mystery box that children struggle to open; however, that is exactly what our American public school classrooms have turned reading into.

 

Parents should be concerned about their child’s reading grades because, regrettably, only 70% of U.S. schoolchildren will actually graduate from high school.

 

It’s a well-researched, but often heartrending fact, that reading ability severely affects lifelong success?

 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we believe that children deserve to learn to read everything put in front of them so that they can move up to other necessary skills like comprehension and inferential thinking – lifelong skills that will give them jobs with adequate incomes – lifelong skills that will move them into households far above the poverty level.

 

Isn’t that what you want, too!   Please, check us out!  When your child learns to read every word on every page, we know you’ll be glad you did!

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com