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” lies. Following 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.
Carol Kay, President,
Candy 4WAY Phonics