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Teach Your Child to Write Creative Sentences

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Teach children how to write creative, fantastic sentences. 

We have so many children

who cannot construct

a simple sentence

let alone

write an interesting one.

For just $3.97,

you can teach your child

how to write grammatically correct,

creative sentences

loaded with descriptive words. 

 *Spend just 20 minutes a day, three times a week,

teaching that instruction.

  

Teaching Children to Write Creative Sentences 

is a fantastic,

downloadable,

printable teacher resource

for just $3.97

that makes it so easy to see:

1)The preliminary skills for children to gain prior to writing sentences.            

2) How to break down creative sentence construction using a blackboard and a teacher who always begins with the verb.

With this consistent teaching strategy, children can gain the solid skills — by the end of 4th grade to construct good, consistent, detailed sentencesthat use expressive modifiers and answer important questions like: Who? What? Where? When? What kind? How?

Gaining the skill to write sentences doesn’t happen overnight.  It is not a skill that children naturally acquire as they grow older.  Rather, learning to write good, creative sentences is a skill that is learned layer upon layer. 

Learning to write great sentences is really a simple skill to acquire if it’s a) taught in a fun, creative way, b) given within the framework of a step-by-step plan of action that involves student or group participation, and c) presented consistently with a blackboard and a teacher who always begins with the verb. 

Yet, today, we have so many children who cannot construct a simple sentence let alone write an interesting sentence.  Oh, yes, we’ve given our students worksheet after worksheet where they’ve been required to locate the verb and/or the subject, where they’ve been required to complete the sentence or to sequence a list of sentences.  We’ve given them story starters and asked them to write their own stories.  However, many of us have missed the boat in teaching them exactly how to create a good, solid, creative, descriptive sentence.  Sadly, this is why so many of our students still cannot construct a good, interesting, readable sentence by the time they enter their first rhetoric class in college.

Teaching Children to Write Creative Sentences demonstrates a method that if presented consistently by an excited, fun-loving teacher, will teach kids to easily compose good, creative, descriptive, easy-to-read sentences.

Check it out. 

Teaching Children to Write Creative Sentences a printable download  for just $3.97.

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

(Note – Teaching Children to Write Creative Sentences is a parent/teacher resource from the makers of Candy 4WAY Phonics.) 

Teaching Diphthongs Should Be Fun!

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Sounding out diphthongs is fun.

 

The sooner we can get that idea across to our students, the faster children will devour words containing diphthongs. 

 

This is one reason why Candy 4WAY Phonics uses rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration in as many beginning lesson plans as possible.  Learning diphthongs should be fun!  Children should learn to sound out diphthongs while they enjoy learning to read. 

 

Yes!  Learning to sound out words and learning to sound out diphthongs should be both rewarding and fun!   

 

So what is a diphthong?  A diphthong is a vowel sound produced when the tongue moves or glides from one vowel sound toward another vowel sound in the same syllable. 

 

Examples of diphthongs are:   

ea in created (pronounced:  crēāted)

io in Pinocchio (pronounced:  Pinocchēō)  

oy in boy (pronounced:  bōē).  

Note:  Even though oy is made up a vowel and a consonant, it is a diphthong because diphthongs are only defined as gliding vowel “sounds.”

Click here to see more examples of diphthongs.  

PARENTS AND TEACHERS can make diphthongs fun for children to learn by teaching diphthongs within  rhymes, simple songs, or picture games. 

 

However, one of the best ways to teach diphthongs

is within the context of daily phonics lessons,

lessons that utilize rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration. 

 

For example, look at these sentences presented in the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program that help children have fun, learn to sound out words, and gain skills in sounding out the diphthongs oi and oy:

 

Tenderloins are fried; steaks are charbroiled?

Some dogs are noisy; some cats are spoiled?

Foil has crinkles, and pencils have points?

Grandma has wrinkles and pain in her joints?

 Did you know that. . .

Cars that break down are put up on a hoist?

Soil that’s rained on gets muddy and moist?

Oysters are fried or just eaten raw?

Grandpa likes atta-boys, kinfolk, and Grandma?

(Taken from the Candy 4WAY Phonics Frosting Lesson 9)

 

The folks at Candy 4WAY Phonics capitalize on the fact that the easiest way to teach diphthongs is to first present them to a child as they naturally appear within his/her daily phonics lessons.  

Teaching diphthongs a few at a time helps children to retain these unique “diphthong” sounds, and the Candy 4WAY Phonics lesson plans provide children with plenty of practice drills and fun sentences to help those diphthongs take root in a child’s mind. 

 

The entire Candy 4WAY Phonics COMPLETE curriculum sells for just $9.97 as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD and contains:

* 100 step-by-step, fun daily lessons

 * easy-to-understand instructions

* sequenced phonics story readers

* phonics charts

* phonics drill and continuous repetition

* colorful, multisensory tools and pictures

* phonics flashcards

* lifetime rhyming phonics charts

*  free coaching and much, much more! 

 Candy 4WAY Phonics is a COMPLETE curriculum because it takes a child from preschool phonics lessons all the way through to a fourth grade reading level and higher and includes every systematic phonics tool available

 

Check it out: Candy 4WAY Phonics – it’s all you’ll ever need to teach your child to read every word on every page. 

 We know you’ll be happy! 

Learning diphthongs within the framework of daily, entertaining phonics lessons is fun.  The sooner we can get that idea across to our students, the faster children will devour words that contain diphthongs! 

 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