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Printable Phonics Program for Older Children and Adults Who Struggle in Reading

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Parents and Teachers, 

Here’s a Printable, 

Affordable, Almost Free,  

 Reading Phonics Program 

for Struggling Readers 

to Learn to Read and Spell! 

 

Candy 4WAY Phonics is an affordable phonics program available online that  gives parents and teachers the materials they need to teach reading and spelling to adults and students in elementary, middle school, high school and to ESL students.

What’s more, with the affordable Candy 4WAY Phonics CD-Rom program (which includes an audio CD-Rom of all 100 lessons), struggling readers can hear every word of every lesson read aloud as they learn to read at home or at school with printable phonics lessons, phonics readers, phonics charts, phonics flashcards, and phonics drill. 

 

Moreover, many of our phonics materials are free online.

 

That’s not all!  When you become a Facebook Fan of Candy 4WAY Phonics, you can also obtain further Phonics FREEBIES

 

Parents, step-by-step systematic, explicit phonics lessons lead children to better reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  This is why the folks at Candy 4WAYPhonics desire that ALL children have the opportunity to learn to read every word on every page. 

 

Parents, if you would like an affordable, COMPLETE phonics curriculum to use with your young student, or if you’re grieved because your older son or daughter cannot read, DON’T GIVE UP!  

 

Moms, Dads, Grandpas, Grandmas, there is an answer for children who struggle in reading!  Please read the true story of little Candy, a struggling reader who’s life was changed because someone gave her the skills to read every word on every page. 

 

A child who has spent his days with the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program , systematically gaining the skills to sound out every word he encounters by daily studying and learning to blend all the letter combinations that make up words, will have mastered the skills necessary to sound out an estimated 30,000 words by the end of 3rd grade and over 40,000 words by the end of fourth grade. 

 

Give your student the opportunity to learn to read with an affordable, COMPLETE,  reading phonics program. 

 

 4WAY Phonics works!

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President
Candy 4WAY Phonics
www.candy4wayphonics.com 

Blending letters – Help! My child is having trouble learning to blend letters! Affordable Systematic Phonics Reading Curriculum that Teaches Letter Blending

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Blending Those Letters Together 

Is your child having trouble blending letters? 

Begin by teaching your child the sound represented by all the alphabet letters.

 

When you come to the vowels, teach just short vowel sounds at first.

Don’t worry about the long vowel sounds yet.  A good systematic phonics program such as Candy 4WAY Phonics for just $9.97 will introduce plenty of  practice with short vowel blending.  Long vowels will be taught after your child has become proficient and fluent in blending short-vowel words.

 

Pronounce each letter sound correctly and have your child repeat the sound.

For example, the letter d does not say “duh.”  It says “d.”   

 

To print rhyming flashcards for all the letter sounds, go to http://www.candy4wayphonics.com/free_phonics_stuff.htm

The rhyming flashcards found at this webpage give a picture along with each letter sound to help the child associate and remember what each letter sounds like. Eventually, cover up the pictures so that the child sees only the letters. 

 

Have your child loudly “punch” the vowels when speaking them aloud so that he can easily hear the distinction between their sounds.  Hearing and speaking this distinction is vital!

 

After your child can accurately repeat all the letter sounds without the use of pictures, he is ready to blend a beginning consonant with a vowel.

 

Using what teachers call “blend ladders,”teach your child to blend two letters together in one of two ways:

 

 

1) Using a pointer, point to the beginning consonant letter, have your child say the consonant sound, and then blend that consonant sound into the vowel sound.

 

or

 

2) Using a pointer, point to the vowel first and have your child repeat the vowel.  Then, using a pointer, take your child back to the beginning consonant sound and blend that consonant sound into the vowel sound (see illustration in blue – below)

 

Either way, be sure and use a pointer (the point of a pencil will work fine). Use the pointer to focus your child’s eyes where you want them to be focused

 

When blending a consonant with a vowel, sweep the pointer under the consonant and then under both the consonant and the vowel at the same time your child blends the two letters together. Move your pointer slightly faster than the child pronounces the blend. 

 

Some children pick up blending right away while others may learn gradually over an extended period of time (days, weeks, or months.), and others suddenly “get it” when you least expect it.

 

The key is to present that very first blending lesson every day, twice a day, calmly and patiently always presenting that very first blending lesson as if it’s the first time you’ve ever given the lesson.  Your goal is to convince your child he is smart and to give him the time he needs to “catch on” to blending, no matter how long that takes.  This one skill, blending, will make the difference in your child’s reading abilities for the rest of his life!

 

Once your child has learned to blend two letters, he will be ready to tack on a third consonant letter in order to read three-letter, short-vowel words.

 

After that, he will need to go through a systematic phonics program that will carry him step-by-step through plenty of practice reading short vowel words that begin with single consonants and then on to short vowel words that begin with consonant digraphs. He’ll also need that phonics program to help him through long-vowel sounds and then through all the other phonograms.

 

I guarantee you, the most affordable systematic, step-by-step phonics program out there is Candy 4WAY Phonics for just $9.97.  Why spend $200 or $300 on a phonics curriculum, when you can spend just $9.97 and receive a COMPLETE Step-by-step, fun Phonics Curriculum that includes everything?   Just look at what you’ll receive in printable format as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD that you can use as often as you like for as many children as you need:

 1)  An 82-page eBook entitled: How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics

2)  100 Daily, step-by-step 4WAY Phonics Lessons loaded with fun rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration

3)  Candy Sequenced Story Readers interwoven into the daily lessons 

4)  Colored Alphabet Rhyming Phonics Charts with Multisensory Vowel Helps

5)  Colored Rhyming Alphabet Flashcards

6) Colored Lifetime Rhyming Phonics Charts to give your child a lifetime of phonogram retention.

7)  Continuous Daily Phonics Drill

      FREE e-mail coaching

In addition, for just $10 more, you can receive this same COMPLETE Phonics Program on computer CD-Rom that includes an Audio CD where you can hear every letter and every word and every sentence read aloud for all 100 Daily Phonics Lessons. 

 

Candy 4WAY Phonics is:  Parent/friendly    Affordable    Printable    and     It Works! 

Sincerely,  

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics www.candy4wayphonics.com  

P.S. Candy 4WAY Phonics also offers affordable, printable phonics games to further help  children learn CV blends and CVC words.  Did you know that 62% of the English language is made up of short vowel words and syllables (CVC words and syllables)? 

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

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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