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Does Your Child Hate Reading Logs?

May
16

 

Hundreds of thousands of parents are hearing their child tell them that they “hate” reading and that they hate filling out reading logs. 

 

Unfortunately, it’s the children who struggle in reading who are asked to document their reading by filling out those dreaded reading logs. 

 

Even more sad is the fact that hundreds of thousands of children who have fallen behind in reading this past year are going to be encouraged to go through the Reading Recovery Program.  They will be given lessons reading many little books with tons of whole sight words to memorize from the Dolch Sight Word List.

 

They will be told to read 2 or 3 familiar books and then to reread the same predictable words in whatever book they read the day before.  

 

Countless numbers of parents have signed reading log after reading log only to discover that their child still could not read every word on every page. 

 

Reading Recovery students will never be given what they truly need in order to actually catch up in reading.  

 

You see, one well-known problem with Reading Recovery is that Reading Recovery does not include systematic, explicit, synthetic phonics, and systematic phonics has been clearly defined by the National Reading Panel as absolutely necessary for a child to catch up in reading 

 

So, Mom, would you like to make some real progress with your child in reading this summer?  I will tell you that real progress will not happen with a reading recovery program.  In fact, if your child struggled in reading this past school year, then, Mom, Dad, I emphatically believe that YOU can catch your child up in reading!  What’s more, you can do it for less $10 and in just two 15-minute, one-on-one reading segments a day! 

 

You see, little Candy learned to read, and YOUR child can learn to read, too! Your child could be learning to blend together all the letters in the word, reading every word on every page, skimming through connective words and complex sentence openers, and progressing into inferential thinking.

 

YES, all of that can happen with YOUR child!  However, your child will need two VITAL tools to entice him onto that exciting journey:

1) He will need to use a tested systematic phonics reading system.

2) He will need a reading teacher who intensely and emotionally cares about his reading progress.  That means that your child needs YOU as his reading teacher.

 

Your little one does NOT need a village or a certified teacher to learn to read! 

Your child just needs a mom (or a dad) who is willing to become a fellow learner with their child.  That’s because God has designed PARENTS to instruct their own children in the foundational basics needed to get along in life.

 

KNOWING HOW TO READ IS ONE OF THOSE FOUNDATIONAL BASICS!

 

Of course, for the most part, a parent’s one-on-one instruction in any subject area will produce better results than group instruction. Reading, however, is the entire foundation of learning!  Therefore, reading is best taught to a child one-on-one by his parent.

 
 
It has been my teaching experience that our society has been fed a list of FIVE terrible, terrible “reading” liesFollowing are a list those lies countered with THE TRUTH. 

  

1.) LIE NUMBER ONE - Teaching reading is difficult

THE TRUTH?  The subject of reading is not difficult to learn or teach.  With patience and a correct 4WAY Phonics system, learning to read can be fun and fullfilling for parent and child.

 

2.) LIE NUMBER TWO - Teaching a child to read can only be accomplished by a trained professional.

THE TRUTH?  Parents make THE BEST teachers for their child.

 

3.) LIE NUMBER THREE – Teaching a child to read requires the knowledge of a combination of several reading methods.

THE TRUTH?  Teaching a child to read requires the knowledge of only one 4WAY Phonics system for reading.

 

4.) LIE NUMBER FOUR –Parents and others who decide to invest in reading materials must be prepared to pay a pretty penny for those materials.

THE TRUTH?  Reading material should not be expensive. A consistent, time-proven reading system is all that is needed to create a good reader. The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program is a time-proven, complete K4 thru 4th Grade 4WAY Phonics Program, and it’s designed for PARENTS and sold at a price PARENTS can afford!  For less than $10, you can purchase an entire systematic 4WAY Phonics Program (100 lessons, 20 colored story readers, multisensory tools, rhyming colored charts, pronunciation keys,  phonics drill) — EVERYTHING!

 

5.) LIE NUMBER FIVE – A parent who does not know phonics cannot teach a child to read phonetically.

THE TRUTH?  Parents who don’t know phonics make THE BEST teachers, because they know their child’s feelings and fears!  Parents know that if their child learns to read, he will  feel smart.  All children need to feel smart!   

So how can Moms (and Dads) make that difference in their child’s reading ability?  To begin, Moms can select the one reading system that has NEVER failed to work in any language or in any country or in any time period. To read more click here.

Happy Reading! 

 Carol Kay, President,

Candy 4WAY Phonics

 www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

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Phonics Games – Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) – Affordable File Folder Phonics Games

May
8

 

It’s time to make certain our children have a solid foundation in blending and reading short-vowel words. Phonics games can help to make that foundation strong, especially phonics games that help children soundout the key syllables in most words!

 

Did you know that approximately 62% of the English language is made up of short-vowel words and syllables?  So learning to fluently sound out three-letter, short-vowel words (CVC words) gives children an immediate head start in reading

Phonics Games that teach three-letter words with short vowels (CVC words) are extremely effective in reinforcing phonemic awareness for beginning readers.

Especially important for children is to learn:
1)  to differentiate between the distinct vowel sounds
2)  to blend a vowel with an initial consonant sound
3)  to tack on the final consonant letter sound by learning to blend all the way through CVC words.

After a child has learned the initial letter sounds, there are just two steps to reading three-letter (consonant-vowel-consonant) short-vowel words:

FIRST STEP – blend a consonant with a vowel (CV)
SECOND STEP – blending that(CV) with a final consonant(CVC)

Our CVC Phonics PDF File Folder Games use RED color letters to show VOWELS and BLACK color letters to show CONSONANTS to help children read into the vowel and to read through the vowel to that last letter. 

Learning to distinguish between the vowel sounds is also why we are including with our PDF file folder games our Short-vowel Multisensory Vowel Flashcards/Wallcards to print as often as you like.

Each of these five LARGE Multisensory Cards (included with the game) prints out at 8 1/2″ by 11″ and will help children, in multisensory format:

To see,

To learn,

To pronounce, and

To remember the distinction between the vowel sounds.

Give your children that reading boost they need this summer by making certain that they know those short vowel sounds and they know how to blend three-letter, short-vowel words confidently and fluently. 

Check out our brand new Phonics CVC File Folder Games set for anywhere between 2 and six people.   Your children will be exposed to over 200 CVC word blends. 

Because these CVC phonics file folder game contain so many different game cards, teachers and parents can also use the game cards outside game time for one-on-one or small group blending practice.

Give your child the time he needs to learn to sound out CVC words effortlessly!

Sincerely,

 

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAYPhonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

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Reading Labels – Older Children Who Cannot Read – Does Your Older Child Struggle to Read?

April
14

 

Depressed struggling reader older

 

 Kids hate labels.

All of us should eliminate them!

 

Too often, children become labeled by a teacher or a school system as a student with a learning disability, or with a behavior problem, or with hyperactive tendencies when in reality, the culprit is ineffective teaching.  While this prevails far too often in the public school classroom, we have to make certain that as parents, these kinds of labels and beliefs about our children do not take place in our own homeschools.

 

Marva Collins once said, “We live in a label-conscious society where people are forever trying to categorize and classify each other.  We tend to overuse terms like ‘learning disability,’ ‘developmental disabilities,’ ‘behavior disorder,’ and ‘hyperactive,’ bandying them about until they are stretched beyond validity.  A child who fidgets in his seat isn’t necessarily hyperactive.  Maybe that child is bored.  Maybe that child doesn’t know how to do the work and is afraid to ask for help.  Or maybe that child is just active.”

Many a parent has pulled their child out of an American school to stop such labeling and to give their child all the attention and help that he/she deserves.  One thought each parent needs to hold dear is this:  “Believe in your child!”  We must be absolutely convinced that we will reach our children, that they can learn what they need to know.  We must never give up!

Often, I receive emails from parents explaining to me that their child has reached an older age of nine or ten or twelve, and they still cannot read.  I begin by asking them questions such as, “Has your child gone through a systematic phonics program?   If not, what kind of reading training has he/she had?” 

Most of the time the answer to this question is that the child has received no systematic phonics training, or that the child has been told that he’s slow or just needs more time to learn to read.  Did you know that it takes a minimum of 13 words of praise to counteract one insult that a child hears?  I love explaining to parents that their child does not need more time, but that he/she just needs an effective, systematic phonics approach given daily by a loving, caring, determined parent who believes in their child and in his ability

If only we would take the time to experience and ponder in our minds how much “failure” our child has felt or how many demeaning comments our child has already heard from well-meaning people who know nothing of the power of encouragement coupled with an effective curriculum. 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe in children!  We believe that if parents are given an affordable, step-by-step phonics curriculum and email support from us, that their child will learn to read every word on every page. 

Just like a little girl named, Candy, who’s true story has touched the minds and hearts of so many caring parents this past year, Mom, Dad, your child needs the opportunity to fill in the gaps, to catch up in reading, to learn to read confidently and fluently, to receive the training he/she deserves to be able to read every word on every page.

Check us out.  The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program includes EVERYTHING:  Daily step-by-step lessons, rhyming alphabet phonics charts, multisensory vowel helps, sequenced story readers,  teachers guides, spelling rules, reading practice in all forms of written expression, fun lessons packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration, lifetime rhyming phonics charts, and one-on-one email coaching forjust $9.97 as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD.  When your child is finished with all 100 phonics lessons he/she will be able to read past a 4th grade reading level and be able to sound out over 30,000 words

We encourage you to contact us free of charge with your phonics/reading questions, or just visit our website for free phonics resources, articles, and 4WAY Phonics products.

By the way, if you haven’t read little Candy’s true story, it’s really a neat story! 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

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