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Free Phonics When American Kids Can’t Read

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Our National

Reading Report Card

is Failing Kids!

 

The Nation’s Report Card Shows Terrible Scores For Reading – ONLY 38% of seniors read above grade level and 25% of seniors read BELOW grade level.

 

Honestly, I can’t believe the NAEP even has enough guts to publish it.  The result is THAT bad!

 

Just in case you have been led to believe that the public school Common Core standards are producing reading levels for our children that are going up, that are getting better, think again. 

 

The dreadful results of our children’s reading levels are horrifically alarming and chock-full of present and future dismay.

 

 National Assessment of Educational Progressaverage scores for fourth and eight grade reading are disgusting. Only 34 percent of students were rated reading “proficient.” 

However, the worst part of the results is this: they’re being played by our educational establishment as “school success” instead of being reported for what they truly are:

a national school fiasco in literacy instruction.”

 

 Am I exaggerating? Sadly, no, I’m not. 

 

Look at the results, and YOU DECIDE.  Is this what you want for your child?

 

HERE’S HOW IT ALL BEGINS:

 The latest stats tell us that a whopping 64% of fourth graders are NOT reading at grade level.

 

The news is horrible at the older grades, too. By the time our present-day students complete the 8th grade, just before they enter high school, 66% of them are NOT reading at grade level.

 

That’s the bad news.  Would you like to hear some good news?

 

Our reading problem

is really simple to fix.

 

In fact, our nation’s reading problem is just as easy to fix as it was for a little girl named Candy who started out as the worst reader in her reading group.

 

Click here to read Candy’s True Story, and stop waiting on your child’s school to teach your child to how to read.  Your child can learn to sound out every word on every page.

 

Dads, Moms, make certain YOUR son knows how to proficiently sound out every word on every page for the rest of his life.

 

Make certain YOUR daughter knows how to proficiently sound out every word on every page for the rest of her life.

 

There is a step by step,

100% ABSOLUTELY FREE,

 

parent friendly,

 

COMPLETE,

INSTANT DOWNLOAD

 

Systematic Phonics Curriculum

 

THAT WORKS!!!!

 

 

Sincerely,

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

Our 8th Graders Cannot Read

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Let’s face facts. I mean, ask yourself this question:

 

Can my 8th grader

read every page

of every book

on his school reading list

without guessing at the words

or stumbling over the words

or substituting words?

 

 

If your answer was “No!” then it’s time to face the facts.

We are not going to see elevated reading levels for 8th graders and beyond until we place systematic phonics as the primary reading instruction tool in the lower grades and until we place systematic phonics as the primary reading instruction tool for 8th grade reading centers.

 

So what do I mean by a reading center?

 

 

A reading center is a place where students engage in reading-related activities such as phonemic awareness,  sounding-out skills, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.

 

Sadly, many elementary, junior high and high school public school reading centers are hit and miss when it comes to phonemic awareness and sounding-out skills because teachers are hit and miss about whether or not to teach it, when to teach it and IF they know how to teach it.

 

This is because in most public schools, the main mechanics tool used for these centers revolves around whole-word memorization that has been salt and peppered with tiny fragments of analytic phonics.

 

What these reading centers should be built upon is a strong foundation of systematic, explicit phonics using all three phonics approaches: synthetic, linguistic and analytic, and they should be DUMPING whole-word memorization ENTIRELY. The few sight words that actually exist (those words that cannot be sounded out using regular phonics rules) can still be sounded out using a dictionary-key-phonetic tool.

 

In addition, even if our public schools were to actually jump aboard systematic, explici phonics-based reading centers, sadly, we just don’t seem to have a handle on the importance of distinguishing the differentiated reading concerns of our students, especially the older ones who struggle to read.

 

You see, some 8th graders (and beyond) need basic (back to the beginning) phonics reading instruction to learn the mechanics of sounding out words.

Other 8th graders (and beyond) need continuing phonics review in addition to enormous strides in reading comprehension activities that involve Socratic methods of reading comprehension.

 

But here’s the biggest problem: Our teachers have not been trained to do MOST of the above.

This doesn’t mean that our teachers are not capable of doing ALL of the above. They are VERY capable, but they are NOT receiving the training they need to do MOST of it.

 

And that’s really sad because reading scores in this nation will NEVER improve until our teachers know how to implement ALL of the above.

 

Is there more to be said on this subject?

There sure is!!!

 

However, we have to start somewhere, so let’s start with the mechanics of basic, systematic, explicit phonics instruction.

Let’s get that right, and then move on from there.

Why don’t we start with the true story

of a little girl named, Candy,

who couldn’t read;

and then she could.

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

How do you teach a child to read? FREE PHONICS FOR STRUGGLING READERS

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So how do you

 

teach a child TO READ

 

who cannot read?

 

 

Well, let’s look at the story of a real little girl who couldn’t read and find out how she learned to read every word on every page.

 

The story begins in the life of a real little girl named Candy. 

 

Read Candy’s True Storyand remember, if your child cannot read, your child can learn to read every word on every page, just like Candy.

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com