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Our Teachers do NOT know Systematic Phonics!

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So many  parents today

 

are exclaiming:

 

“Help!  My child is not learning 

to read in his classroom!”

 

This is because our teachers do not know phonics – synthetic, explicit, systematic, phonics-first phonics; so our public schools are failing to teach our children how to sound out words systematically, using a systematic phonics curriculum.

 

This is NOT the fault of our teachers.  Sadly, the colleges our teachers are trained in do not offer them methods classes in explicit phonics or in how to teach the sounding out of the phonograms in a systematic form.

 

So our kids are memorizing words like “elephant” in kindergarten or first grade without first learning how to sound out words from left to right or that the letters ph represent the sound of letter f

 

Oh, I know, there are plenty of children coming home with smiles because their report cards tell parents that their children are learning to read, but it’s a hoax.

 

It’s simply not true. Children are NOT LEARNING to sound out words; children are learning to either memorize whole words or they are taught “to guess” at words based upon the context of the sentence, the shape of the word, or how the word begins.

 

 You see,  the standard for the meaning of “literacy” has changed. You can see that changing standard when you read our newspaper articles or when you read the words put up on the screens in our church praise and worship time. There are spelling errors and homonym errors galore.

 

This is because children are being taught to read using whole language memorization by teachers who only know how to teach using whole language memorization, in spite of the fact that one of the standards set forth in the Common Core Guidelines is that children should be taught to read using systematic phonics.  

 Sadly, even though Common Core standards call for systematic phonics, our children are NOT receiving it because there isn’t one state college ANYWHERE in the nation that teaches our teachers systematic phonics. As a result, there are also NO READING CURRICULUMS in the public schools that teach systematic phonics.

 

 Are you understanding now

 

why our children

 

cannot sound out words

 

and why 40% of our fourth graders

 

cannot read at grade level?  

 

 

 

When the majority of our teachers themselves have been trained to read through sight-reading techniques and, then, are not being offered a college training course in systematic phonics, it spells disaster for the next generation of public school students.

 

The late Phyllis Schlafly explained perfectly what’s going on in American public classrooms when she said:

 

“Whole Language teaches children to guess at words by looking at the pictures on the page, to memorize a few dozen frequently used words, to skip over words they don’t know, to substitute words that seem to fit, and to predict the words they think will come next. The child who is taught those bad habits, instead of how to sound out the syllables, will never be able to read big words or become a good reader.

 

Many schools give high grades and happy report cards to children who are good at guessing and memorizing words, so parents don’t realize that their children are being taught to guess instead of to read. Self-esteem is a higher priority than literacy.”

 

There is a solution, and it is ABSOLUTELY FREE.   I know, it sounds too good to be true; but it is, nevertheless, TRUE.

 

Candy 4WAY Phonics offers a systematic phonics curriculum, complete with step-by-step colorful fun lessons, spelling rules, flashcards, sequenced readers, systematic review along the way, FREE email coaching – you name it – it’s a COMPLETE Systematic Phonics Curriculum INSTANT DOWNLOAD for FOR FREE

 

Moms, Dads, you can make a difference in your child’s life. 

Your child CAN learn to sound out every word on every page.

Teachers, YOU can learn how to teach Systematic Phonics.

 

 

Check us out: www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

P.S. Don’t forget to read little Candy’s TRUE STORY.

An Uncomplicated, Complete, Affordable, Systematic, Phonics-First Curriculum for Almost Free

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 You don’t

have to spend

a lot of money

on an expensive,

homeschool

phonics reading curriculum. 

It’s true, purchasing affordable, homeschooling curriculum can seem like an impossible task!

In addition, with the majority of homeschooling families living on one income and parents teaching more than one child, it can make homeschooling seem like an expensive option.

Well, I’m glad to report that your phonics reading curriculum doesn’t have to break your budget.  You can, step-by-step, successfully teach your child to read all the way through to a 4th grade reading level and higher with just one COMPLETE affordable, systematic phonics curriculum. 

What is affordable?  How does under $10 for a complete systematic, phonics-first curriculum sound?

Complete?  Yes, complete.  The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program is hands down, the best phonics bargain on the globe, and it is most certainly COMPLETE!

Our synthetic phonics curriculum is available to you INSTANTLY, in non-consumable, printable format for just $9.97, and it really does include everything those $300 programs include

 

The Candy 4WAY Phonics INSTANT DOWNLOAD Package includes:

  • An 82-page eBook entitled: How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics
  • An easy-to-understand “How to Follow this Program” guide.
  • 100 4WAY Phonics daily, fun-to-read lessons (packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration)
  • 20 Sequenced Candy Readers
  • Rhyming Alphabet Charts
  • Multisensory Vowel Helps
  • Rhyming Alphabet Flashcards
  • 10 Lifetime Rhyming Phonics Charts
  • Sequenced Phonics Drill
  • Pronunciation Keys
  • Free Email Coaching from the President of Candy 4WAY Phonics

The Candy 4WAY Teaching Phonics Curriculum is a thorough, fun to use, step-by-step and easy-to-understand, synthetic, phonics-first curriculum that will carry a child from age 4 all the way through to a Grade 4 reading level and higher.

Don’t you want your child to learn how to sound out every word on every page?

If so, check us out.  We come with the highest of customer reviews.   

Candy 4WAY Phonics – www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

P.S.  Whether parents or teachers make a purchase or not, free email coaching for their reading/phonics questions is available from Carol Kay, the President of Candy 4WAY Phonics.

~ Candy 4WAY Phonics sells affordable phonics curriculum, multisensory phonics flashcards/wall cards, phonics file-folder games, and language arts products ~

See the Candy 4WAY Phonics website for more details.

 

P.P.S.  Don’t forget to read little Candy’s TRUE phonics story.  

Was Your Child’s Reading Score Low on His Report Card?

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It Happened Again.

You Saw the Report Card.

He’s Below Average in Reading.

 

You’re worried. You don’t know what to think. You don’t know what to do.

 

You want to trust the teacher when she says, “Wait a while!”

 

However, you don’t trust that “waiting awhile” is really going to do the trick.

Your child is getting older every year, not younger, and that window of opportunity to learn to sound out words is quickly slipping away.

You see more and more of these types of comments on your child’s report card:

Your child has difficulty distinguishing sounds in words.

Your child needs to increase his speed and comprehension in reading.

Your child is not able to blend short words using the vowels without assistance.

Your child is not learning to attack words independently.

Your child’s reading is jerky, hesitant, irregular, or slow.

Your child does not comprehend what he reads.

Your child is not interested in books or reading.

Your child cannot read to follow directions.

Or your child brings home notes that say any of the following:

Your child cannot recognize sight words.

Your child needs a lot of repetition and practice in order to retain reading vocabulary.

Your child still confuses words that look alike.

Your child’s reading is not yet automatic.

Your child cannot read his sentences back.

Your child has difficulty distinguishing sounds in words.

Your child has not developed a mature reading vocabulary.

Your child confuses sounds.

Your child has difficulty remembering the spelling of non-phonetic words.

Your child cannot spell.

So what’s next? How are you supposed to know what to do?

 

I know this may sound trite, but have you tried systematic phonics?

 

I’m not talking about the type of phonics that the teacher is telling you that your child is “already getting.”

 

I’m not talking about the type of reading instruction that teaches your child to memorize whole words from a word wall and then throws in a little bit of phonics.

 

I’m talking about systematic, phonics first, step-by-step phonics – the kind of phonics that does not force children to memorize hundreds of whole words from the Dolch Sight Word List.

 

I’m speaking about the kind of phonics that was still around when all the John Boy Walton’s were growing up.

 

It’s a fact, children who lived just prior to and through the Great Depression learned to read using a systematic, phonics-first curriculum in which they learned all their letter sounds, vowel sounds, and every other possible phonogram, and then they learned to blend all those letter sounds together , from left to right, in every word on every page.

 

Those were children who did not have to guess at words because they knew how to easily sound out words they had never seen before?

 

Well, you say, “phonics curriculums are fine for those parents who can afford them, but I don’t have $200 to $300 to spend for lessons and charts and readers and flashcards.”

 

The folks at Candy 4WAY Phonics understand this dilemma, and that’s exactly why we offer a Systematic 4WAY Phonics Curriculum that includes everything the high-priced phonics curriculums include such as: daily, fun, systematic phonics lessons, phonics charts, phonics readers, phonics drill, phonics flashcards, and so much more for less than $10.

 

 

That’s correct! Don’t let the price fool you! You really will receive all of the above for just $9.97.

 

 

To learn more about a COMPLETE and soooooooo affordable systematic 4WAY phonics curriculum that enables parents to teach their children, age 4 through Grade 4, to sound out words using a systematic, step-by-step, easy-to-understand, fun 4WAY Phonics curriculum, click here.

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com