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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

U.S. Literacy – So Many in the United States Cannot Read. There is a Solution!

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Folks,
do you personally know even just one of the 11 million adults in this nation that cannot read the English language? 

 

I’m asking you this because if you DO know of an adult who cannot read or an adult who struggles to read, this means that they do not have the skills they need to handle many everyday life tasks such as reading menus or grocery boxes, enjoying magazine articles or good books, understanding a bus schedule or the directions on a prescription label.

 

What I find appalling, however, is the fact that there are no reports indicating that adult literacy has risen in the United States since the last report published in 2003 stating that “the proportion of adults with high literacy skills fell from 20 percent in 1994 down to 14 percent.”

 

Folks, that’s just disgusting! After all, we live in the United States of America!  We pour billions of dollars every year into our educational programs, and for what?  So that 11 million adults in our nation can continue to NOT READ??? 

 

So that 11 million adults in our nation can continue to feel dumb,” when in reality, they are probably brilliant???

 

If you are one of these adults and someone is reading this article to you, did you know that adults who DO have the ability to read made an average yearly salary of $50,700 in 2003, and that those same statistics tell us that those lucky folks made approximately $28,000 more than you made that same year — simply because they could read and you couldn’t?

 

Are you getting bothered yet?  Are you getting bothered enough to do something about it? 

 

I HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR YOU!        

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW CANNOT READ, YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF (OR THEM) TO SOUND OUT ALL THE WORDS ON THE PAGE.

 

You can teach yourself, at your own dining room table, how to sound out every word on every page!    

 

If you have a computer with audio sound capabilities, then for ABSOLUTELY FREE you can download the Candy 4way Phonics Lessons as well as the Audio Download where you can hear all 100 step by step lessons read aloud.  Candy 4WAY Phonics  that employs the same 4WAY Phonics Method  that was used to teach a little girl named Candy how to read back in the 1950’s.  It will take you step-by-step through 100 daily phonics lessons until you can sound out every word on every page. 

 

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program will start you out with basic letter sounds and carry you all the way through every blend, every phonogram, every sight word until you’ve lost all of your fear of reading.  You see,  Candy 4WAY Phonics is NOT more of the same “reading drudgery” that you’ve already had. 

 

As an adult, you probably went through a school system that taught you to read by memorizing whole words placed on word walls or found in books that repeated the same words over and over and over and over again.  At Candy 4WAY Phonics we believe this type of reading approach is hogwash 

Reading should begin with learning the basic alphabet sounds and learning to blend those sounds together from left to right. After you’ve learned all the sounds of the letters and after you’ve spent time with the 100 Daily Phonics Lessons learning to blend those sounds together within words, then you will no longer be afraid to approach new words, because you’ll be able to sound out all the words you come to from left to right even if you’ve never seen the words before. 

 

With Candy 4WAY Phonics you will learn to sound out words one step at a time, one lesson at a time, until you’ve learned all the sounds and all the blends that make up all words.

  

In addition, with the ABSOLUTELY FREE Candy 4WAY Phonics Audio Download you won’t have to guess at what the letters and blends sound like, because you’ll be able to hear all of them read aloud on every Daily 4WAY Phonics LessonYou might need a little help to read the directions that come with the program, just to get yourself started, but after that, you’ll be able to actually hear every word and every blend, and every sentence read aloud on every page of the 100 daily phonics lessons – eliminating all the guesswork about what the letters and blends are supposed to sound like

 

Please, don’t spend the rest of your life not knowing how to read.  When you’re finished with The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program, you will not only know how to read, but after practicing your reading for a couple of years after that, you’ll be able to read better than most of the people you know

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President
Candy 4WAY Phonics

Parent/Teacher Conferences – Reading Problems – Changing Struggling Readers into Fantastic Readers!

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MANY OF US have chosen to homeschool our children. 

Yet, there are many parents across America who are just now approaching this year’s wave of parent/teacher conferences. Sadly, too many of those parents are braced to hear bad news especially when it comes to hearing their child’s progress in reading.

Parents should be concerned about their child’s reading grades because, regrettably, only 70% of U.S. schoolchildren will actually graduate from high school.

 

It’s a well-researched but often heartrending fact that reading ability severely affects lifelong success?

 

We know this because the surveys and numbers tell us that approximately 48 out of every 100 American households are living below the poverty level because the breadwinners in those households cannot read?

That means that almost HALF of American adults grew up as children who struggled in reading.

 

I don’t know about you, but I find that troubling!

 

I suppose some would have us believe that most of those households are made up of adults who grew up as struggling readers because either:

A) they had a reading problem due to an uncontrollable behavior problem

B) they had a reading problem because they belonged to a minority group

C) they had a reading problem because they were an “at risk” child

D) they had a reading problem because they had an ADHD Disorder

E) they had a reading problem because they were Dyslexic

 

I have to ask, does this really make sense?

 

A) Behavioral Problems – There is a definite question as to whether behavior problems cause low reading skills or whether low reading skills cause behavior problems? However, behavioral problems cannot be blamed as a primary reason for American children to fail in reading because according to a Williams & McGee study in 1994 and a more recent Lane, O’Shaughnessey, Lambros, Gresham, and Beebe-Frankenberger study in 2001, poor reading skills lead to problem behaviors while increased training in phonological awareness brings a decrease in disruptive child behavior and negative social interactions on the playground.

B) Minority Problems – Are the brains of Hispanic and Black children made up differently than those of Caucasian children? In other words, if all the Caucasian children moved to Mexico, would their brains become impeded because they would turn into minority children? You see, even though it is true that minority students in America do need extra instruction to actually speak the English language, being a minority student cannot be a primary reason for American children to fail reading because according to the National Literacy Panel on Language, systematic phonics instruction is very effective in teaching minority children to decode and read words.

C) “At Risk” Problems – Are the brains of “at risk” children less intelligent than the brains of “normal” children? To answer that, consider who these “at risk” children are. At risk children make up two groups:

GROUP ONE consists of the children living in the 48 out of the 100 American households surviving with incomes under the poverty level. This also covers the children on welfare. However, this cannot be a primary reason for American children to fail reading because according to Samuel Casey Carter, a Bradley Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, over 100 principals of schools that scored in the top one-third in national exams tell us that more that 75 percent of those student scores came from children living in low-income families.

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GROUP TWO consists of the children who live in a home where one or both parents are absent. Apparently, the assumption made by our educators is that the one parent who is present is so busy earning a living that his/her child’s reading ability is impaired because that parent does not have enough time to be involved in their child’s daily school work. However, this cannot be a primary reason for American children to fail reading because those same children are in school for most of their daytime hours, and it’s during those daytime hours that they have their reading lessons.

D) ADHD Problems – Children with ADHD have a brain disease that affects their dorsolateral frontal lobes. Moreover, it’s been shown that the brains of ADHD children mature in a normal pattern but lag about 3 years behind the normal brain. However, this cannot be a primary reason for American children to fail reading because the statistics tell us that only 14% of children have ADHD.

E) Dyslexic Problems – Children with dyslexia have a gene on the short arm of chromosome #6 that causes their neurological problem. In addition, these children have a larger right-hemisphere in their brains than those of normal children. However, this cannot be a primary reason for American children to fail reading because the statistics tell us that only 8% of children have dyslexia?

 

I’m certain that others have thought of these questions.

 

I’m certain that parents everywhere have asked the question,“Is it really possible that almost HALF of the children in America cannot read because THEY have a problem?”

I’m certain that even more parents are asking, “How come my mother and my grandmother could read, but my children cannot read?”

And, sadly, many parents are asking, “Why was I told in my last parent/teacher conference that my child needs to improve in reading? Why isn’t my little one learning to read?”

 

Very, very, very, very seldom do educators entertain the idea that children are struggling in reading because the reading method they’re using is flawed!

 

For instance, did you know that the United States Department of Education actually advises our schools to use a systematic phonics approach to teach reading? 

Even so, American teachers continue to rely on their old stand-by, dastardly, look/n/say methods sprinkled with tiny bits of embedded phonics.  Why is it that our teachers and elementary schools and colleges refuse to make phonics their primary reading method? 

 

Honestly, I don’t know. I could guess.

 

It could be because most of our elementary teachers have had very little, if any, phonics training themselves. People usually tend to stubbornly stick with even unproductive strategies and methods just because they feel comfortable with them.

It could be that it costs money and time and effort to retrain our teachers to use systematic phonics instruction.

It could be that American school teachers believe that they already are teaching phonics. However, the phonics that our American educational establishment presents is not explicit, systematic phonics. Rather, it is “embedded” or “implicit” phonics.  (Note: to read more about what is meant by embedded phonics and how it completely differs from 4WAY Systematic Phonics, please click here.

 

IS THERE A SOLUTION?   There sure is!

 

When parents are willing to become fellow learners with their children and teach their own children to read using a correct, systematic 4WAY Phonetic system, a system that includes daily step-by-step lessons, rhyming phonics charts, sequenced phonics story readers, rhyming flashcards and so much more – a SYSTEM THAT COSTS just $9.97 – then children all over America will learn to read every word on every page.

At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we believe that children deserve to learn to read everything put in front of them so that they can move up to other necessary skills like comprehension and inferential thinking – lifelong skills that will give them jobs with an adequate income – lifelong skills that will move them into households far above the poverty level.

While it may be true that almost HALF of American adults grew up as children who struggled in reading, YOUR child doesn’t have to join that statistic.

 

Your child CAN learn to read!

 

Sincerely,

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