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Still Struggling in Second Grade – Still Can’t Read!

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The American education establishment would like parents to believe that if a child can’t read by the second or third grade, it must be because of something in the child. It just does not occur to them that the whole-word, guided reading method used in American classrooms today is failing to teach our children how to sound out every word on every page. 

 

The fact is that 28 major countries in the world have a higher literacy rate than the United States. In the United States, the total number of functionally illiterate adults increases by approximately 2.25 million every single year. Even more sad, 76 percent of high school students in Detroit schools flunked out this June while other cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston produced dropout rates from 50 to 60 percent.

 

The bottom line is this, if we don’t do something to fix the reading rate of American children, then 1.2 million illiterate teens will continue to hit American streets each year.

 

More and more elementary children who struggle to read

are rapidly growing into

teenagers who are still struggling to read. 

Why? 

Too many folks today do not have a solid grasp

on what learning to read involves.  

 

Learning to read should never involve teaching a child to guess  at a word!   

Learning to read should involve teaching a child: 

1) how to sound out a word from left to right

and

2) that he can know for certain what the word on the page is. 

 

Unfortunately, far too many teachers believe that word guessing is necessary and, consequently, their reading groups include a whole gamut of reading approaches to promote word guessing

 

For example, here are other approaches that are presently used in our classrooms to back up the word guessing game:   

1) Looking for more prompts or clues

2) Doing “picture walks” or guessing at words or phrases by predicting what might happen next

3) Having whole groups of children “whisper” an entire book to themselves using PVC whisper phones

4) Simply telling a child to “Try that again.”

5) Asking a child questions such as: “Does that make sense?”

6) Asking a child questions such as: “What part of the word do you know?

7) Asking a child questions such as: “What does the word start with?”

8) Asking a child questions such as “Have you ever seen a word that looks like that?

9) Asking a child questions such as: “Does the picture on the page give you a clue?

10) Telling a child he is a good reader, when, in actuality, he cannot read a great many words at his grade level. 

 

Moms, Dads, Grandpas, and Grandmas, let’s define exactly what is meant by reading: 

 

Reading is when a child can survive in a fast-paced, high-tech American classroom, look at a page of text, effortlessly sound out every word he encounters, gain a basic understanding of what he has read, be able to accurately draw conclusions from the facts given, and comprehensively make inferences from all the details specified.

 

A child who can read should have the ability to read selected text accurately, smoothly, effortlessly, and with appropriate expression and meaning.

 

Moms, Dads, your child does not have to join the statistics for struggling readers.  It’s true, some children are reading disabled, but the majority of children struggling in reading are not learning disabled, they just haven’t been taught to read using a reliable systematic, step-by-step phonics approach. 

 

Parents, if your child is struggling in reading, for less than $10 you can change his reading future.

 

Please check us out – Candy 4WAY Phonics — a simple, affordable, step-by-step systematic 4WAY Phonics Curriculum that can change a struggling reader into a reader! 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

Printable Multisensory Alphabet Phonics Wall Cards – So Affordable – 65 Colored Cards

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Did you know that in addition to offering a COMPLETE Phonics Curriculum for only $9.97, Candy 4WAY Phonics also makes available 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Phonics Flashcards / Wall Cards with multisensory pictures, catchy phrases, fun words and all the possible spellings for 140 phonics letters and blends for  just $6.97?     

 

THAT’S CORRECT!   These 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards / Wall Cards will come to you as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD in ready-to-print format. Print these as often as you like in as many quantities as you likeIf you spill something on one, just print it off again!

 

If you’re looking for a multisensory tool to help your children learn not only all the phonics sounds but also all of their possible spellings, this is fantastic resource!

 

Each LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcard / Wall Card Picture appeals not only to a child’s sight, but also to his sense of touch, his appeal to colors, his sense of emotion, and his sense of hearing.
With these 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards / Wall Cards your child will learn:

1)        all of the alphabet letter sounds

2)      both the short and long vowel sounds

3)      all those 114 common but tricky phonogram sounds

4)     all the spellings for each phonogram sound – For example, did you know that Long A can be spelled 10 different ways!

 

These Multisensory Flashcards / Wall Cards display multisensory pictures as well as tons of catchy rhymes and phrases.

 

This is a great resource to help young children as young as preschool with phonemic awareness all the way up to older children who struggle in reading and need to learn not only the phonograms, but all the possible spellings and sounds for the alphabet letters and phonics blends.  And they are the perfect décor for a teacher’s classroom walls or a homeschooler’s education room.

 

Imagine a child viewing a freezing bear inside of an ice cube that represents the sound of the phonogram br.

Or a hooting owl that represents the sounds of the phonograms long u, long oo, u_e, ue, ui, ew, and ough.

 

If you’ve ever viewed the television special about Marva Collins, you’ll remember those vintage multisensory alphabet letter wall cards that surrounded her classroom. Each wall card illustrated one multisensory picture that represented one of the alphabet letter sounds.  The Candy 4WAY Phonics 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards / Wall Cards have been patterned after those vintage wall cards, except that each Candy Multisensory Card has been updated with this generation’s styles.

 

Multisensory training takes advantage of the way our senses–hearing, sight, and touch — reinforce one another as we learn. The combination of listening, looking, and moving presented in these flashcard pictures creates a lasting impression—things connect to each other and letter sounds begin to fit into place in a child’s mind.

 

The  Candy 4WAY Phonics 65 LARGE Colored Multisensory Flashcards / Wall Cards is a great resource to help young children as young as preschool with phonemic awareness all the way up to older children who struggle in reading and need to learn not only the phonograms, but all the possible spellings for the phonogram sounds.

 Sincerely,  

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

Teach an Older Child to Read – Teach an Older Child Phonics – Teach a Struggling Reader How to Sound Out Words

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Mom, Dad, are you grieved because your older son or daughter cannot read?  Do you feel that you’re the only one in your child’s life who really cares?  Indeed, you might be the only one who really cares, and that’s exactly why you need to know that your child can learn to read every word on every page! 

 

DON’T GIVE UP!   

THERE IS AN ANSWER!   

YOUR CHILD CAN LEARN TO READ EVERYTHING!

 

HERE ARE THREE PIECES OF GREAT NEWS!  

1) Your child can learn to read every word on every page!

 

2) You can receive a COMPLETE Phonics program as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD including step-by-step instructions, 100 easy-to-follow daily phonics lessons, phonics readers, rhyming phonics charts, rhyming phonics flashcards, phonics drill, multisensory vowel helps, and free email coaching — all for just $9.97.

 

3) You will need to spend just 20 to 30 minutes a day with your child.

 

With the Candy 4WAY Phonics Curriculum you can start your child (no matter what age he is) from the very beginning of phonics reading instruction and gradually build him/her into more and more complex words, sentences, paragraphs and readers. 

 
HOW DOES A CHILD BUILD INTO MORE COMPLEX SENTENCES?

 

Well, here is the progression of the sounding-out skills taught in the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program:

 

First, all the individual letter sounds are taught (not the names of the letters but the sounds that the letters stand for).

Second, a student learns how to blend a beginning consonant with a vowel from left to right such as:  ba  le  fi

Third,  a student begins to blend together three or four-letter words with a short vowel from left to right such as:  bed  can  fill  bend  raft  lint

Fourth, a student learns to blend together four-letter words with a short vowel that begin with a digraph such as: bl  pl  st  tr  sw  sm  sc from left to right and onto words beginning with combinations such as:  spr  spl scr  str

Fifth, a student learns how to blend together four and five-letter words containing long vowel combinations such as:   oa  ee  ea  ay  ie along with silent e words such as: cake  pale  crane

Sixth, a student gradually builds into more and more complex words –  words with multiple syllables that contain all the rest of the phonograms such as: aw  -ing  ough  oo  ear  eigh  -dge  -tion  and  pro-  de-  -ious   ear   -tain   eau

 

With the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program, your child will build from sounding out all the individual letter sounds into mastering how to sound out 152 different phonogram sounds. 

 

Your student will gain these skills daily, step-by-step, mastering one step before proceeding to another, with easy-to-learn, fun, daily 4WAY Phonics lessons, charts, spiral drill, and, of course, readers.  In addition, your child will learn the basic spelling rules as they naturally surface within the daily phonics lessons.   

 

Doesn’t your child deserve to know how to read.  Doesn’t your child deserve to know how to sound out every word on every page for the rest of his life

Moms, Dads, you can give your child those vital, reading skills for just $9.97.  In addition, for just $10 more, you can purchase a computer CD-Rom version of the program where you can hear every letter and every word and every sentence read aloud in every one of the 100 daily phonics lesson. 

 

Check us out – Candy 4WAY Phonics!  We guarantee, we’re The Best Phonics Bargain in Town