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Sounding Out Words vs The Nutcracker Suite!

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ANOTHER TRUE STORY

FROM CANDY 4WAY PHONICS!

There’s a reason

why Systematic Phonics Works.  

Here’s a true story to illustrate that reason.

 

Mrs. Woods was a skilled music teacher and, fortunately, she taught elementary music appreciation during a segment of American history when public schools could still afford to teach the subject of music.

 

Traveling from class to class, Mrs. Woods toted music scores, recordings, and lecture notes to each classroom of children, first through the fifth grade. 

 

It was during our fifth grade school year that Mrs. Woods decided that our class needed to become familiar with major classical music selections. 

 

Because she knew that a special Christmas orchestral presentation of The Nutcracker Suite would soon be arriving to our downtown music theater, Mrs. Woods used our classroom time to teach us how to recognize certain movements within The Nutcracker Suite as well as its opening overture and final finish. Our favorite movements were The Russian Dance, The Waltz of the Flowers, and The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

 

After Mrs. Woods was positive that our ears were trained to recognize all of the necessary elements of this Tchaikovsky fairy tale ballet, she arranged for our class to attend the professional orchestral presentation of The Nutcracker Suite.  

 

Even though we were only in the fifth grade and even though there was no stage ballet dance performance to keep us entertained, Mrs. Woods knew we would remain entertained all the way from the very beginning to the very end of the performance because we knew the opening, middle,  and closing notes and movements of the ballet and because we knew what to listen for in order to tell when a new movement had arrived.  As a result, we all sat back and thoroughly enjoyed the entire orchestral presentation of this Christmas “Nutcracker” Music Special. 

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT learning how to sound out every word on every page is very much like learning how to recognize all the essentials of a classical music selection?

 

You see, just as a proper classical music curriculum teaches children what to “listen for,” a Systematic 4WAY Phonics reading curriculum teaches children what to “look for.”

 

Just as classical music instruction trains students to recognize beginning, middle and ending movements within an orchestral selection, Systematic 4WAY Phonics instruction trains students to recognize beginning, middle, and ending letter and phonogram sounds within words. 

 

Just as classical music students learn to listen all the way through Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale ballet by studying it’s beginning movements all the way through to its center movements and on through to the end of the ballet, Systematic 4WAY Phonics students learn to read all the way through a word  by blending its beginning sounds all the way through to its center phonograms and on through to the end of the word.

 

Tchaikovsky’s students do not begin in the middle of The Nutcracker Suite, nor do they begin at the end of The Nutcracker Suite.  They begin a symphony by listening to its opening overture.  Systematic 4WAY Phonics students do not begin in the middle of words, nor do they begin at the end of words.; 4WAY Phonics students approach a word by starting with its very beginning letter sound and reading all the way through the word to its very ending letter sound

 

Our fifth grade class learned all about The Nutcracker Suite from beginning to end through daily lessons taking just one step at a time.  We did not go on to one lesson until we had mastered the lesson before. 

 

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program takes children from age 4 through Grade 4 from beginning to end through the 4WAY Phonics step by step lessons.  Students do not go on to one lesson until they have mastered the lesson before.  

 

Mrs. Woods was a skilled music teacher and, fortunately, she taught elementary music classes during a segment of American history when music appreciation classes were an affordable school subject.

 

Homeschooling Moms and Dads are caring teachers who, fortunately, are able to teach a Systematic 4WAY Phonics program during a segment of American history when Candy 4WAY Phonics is FREE OF CHARGE for all parents. 

 

Systematic 4WAY Phonics is that same 4WAY Phonics reading approach that taught a little girl named, Candy, how to sound out every word on every page. 

 

You won’t want to miss reading Candy’s TRUE STORY!

 Sincerely, 
Carol Kay, President
www.Candy 4WAYPhonics