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A True Story of a Little Child Who Struggled in Reading

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There once was a REAL little girl named, Candy, who grew up in the 1950’s. When Candy began first grade she was excited about learning how to read.

Her hopes were soon dashed, however, because, UNFORTUNATELY, the reading textbooks used in her regular public school classroom taught her to figure out words by:

The picture on the page,
The shape of the word,
The first letter of the word,
The context of the sentence,
Using a process of elimination,
By guessing at the word.

You see, Candy’s school had purchased a brand new reading curriculum starring the characters of Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot. This new curriculum had abandoned the basic phonics rules that had been used to teach children to read since the founding of our country. Instead, this new curriculum simply taught children to grab onto whatever word chunk that they could “naturally” decode and then to guess at the rest of the word.

Candy soon discovered that she was not capable of memorizing all the words in her new reading book. Soon Candy was lost in reading! In fact, Candy fell so far behind in her reading group, that she soon became the poorest reader in her class. She dreaded reading group time. She often felt like crying, and sometimes she actually did cry in front of the other children in her reading group.

Luckily, however, Candy’s reading was “bad enough” that she was sent away for help to a special classroom where they taught reading using a 4WAY phonics approach. After only 6 months of learning to read using this 4WAY phonics approach, Candy returned to her regular reading group. She soon discovered that she had gone from being the worst reader in her group to being the best reader in her group.

Once Candy discovered the code used to sound out words, and after she was presented that code using a 4WAY phonics method, she found that phonics made reading easy! Candy soon went on to read lots of stories with connective words and varied sentence openers and to think with inferential thinking skills.

Parents, teaching and learning phonics IS easy when you use that same 4WAY phonics method that was used to teach little Candy to read. To read the complete true story of Candy and to find out how you can teach YOUR child that same phonics method that taught little Candy to read, please go to

Moms and Dads, The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program Age 4 through Grade 4  is that same 4WAY phonics program used to teach little Candy to read. It has now been updated specifically FOR THIS GENERATION OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN. 

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Carol Kay, President, Candy 4WAY Phonics