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I Sure Hope My Third Grade Child Learns How to Read this Year! FREE PHONICS!

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It’s true.  If a child has not learned how to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade – well – to put it mildly, he’s in trouble!

What’s more, here is what happens later on when parents and teachers FAIL to make certain that their first through third graders LEARN TO READ:

 

Illiteracy Statistics

In a study of 20 ‘high income’ countries, the US ranked 12th on literacy tests. Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that 44 million adults are now unable to read a simple story to their child. A few other shocking facts:

 

  • 7 million Americans are illiterate.
  • 50 percent of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level.
  • 20 percent of Americans are functionally illiterate and read below a 5th grade level.
  • 30 million Americans cannot read a simple sentence.

 

Just about everything has been blamed for the fact that far too many of our children are struggling in reading, that far too many of our third graders cannot read all the words on the page proficiently.  There’s been finger-pointing accusations such as the following:

  • It’s the parent’s fault

  • It’s the fault of the unions!

  • Those government bureaucrats are hindering teachers because of all their ridiculous requirements.

  • My child has a bad teacher!

  • My child must be ADD or ADHD or hyperactive!

  • My child hates school!

  • Our government isn’t giving teachers enough money!

 

At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we have another solution: Give the students systematic, one-on-one, phonics/first, step-by-step reading instruction.  Teach the kids to stop guessing at words and teach them instead how to sound out every word on every page from left to right.

 

How are we doing that?

 

We’re doing it by encouraging parents to teach their own children how to read.  We’re offering parents (and teachers) an INSTANT DOWNLOAD Systematic Phonics COMPLETE Curriculum that is parent/friendly and 100% ABSOLUTELY FREE – a COMPLETE phonics-first curriculum that parents can DOWNLOAD and receive INSTANTLY.

 

This COMPLETE step-by-step,synthetic phonics curriculum includes all of the following:

 

  1. An Introductory eBook entitled: How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics

  2. An easy-to-understand “How to Follow this Program” guide.

  3. 100 Systematic Phonics daily, fun-to-read lessons (packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration)

  4. 20 Sequenced Phonics Readers

  5. Rhyming Phonics Alphabet Charts

  6. Multisensory Phonics Vowel Helps

  7. Rhyming Phonics Alphabet Flashcards

  8. 10 Lifetime Rhyming Phonics Charts

  9. Sequenced Phonics Drill

  10. Easy to read Pronunciation Keys

 

In addition, this ABSOLUTELY FREE SYNTHETIC, PHONICS-FIRST COMPLETE CURRICULUM includes FREE Email Coaching from the President of Candy 4WAY Phonics.

 

CSo click away to get your ABSOLUTELY FREE COMPLETE systematic, synthetic, phonics/first curriculum.

 

If you would like to find out how (for under $10) you can receive an entire phonics-first, step-by-step curriculum INSTANTLY so that your child can learn to fluently sound out every word on every page, we encourage you start by reading little Candy’s TRUE STORY.

 

Sincerely,

Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics

www.candy4wayphonics.com

 

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.   

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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.  

Children are Learning the Wrong Kind of Phonics in the Public School Classroom.

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 QUESTION: Do children get phonics in school?

 

ANSWER:  Yes and No.  It depends on “which kind” of phonics you’re referring to.  There are two kinds of phonics:  ONE TYPE produces readers and the OTHER TYPE produces guessers.

 

QUESTION:  What are the two kinds of phonics?

ANSWER:  There are two kinds of phonics:  implicit (embedded) phonics and explicit (systematic) phonics.

 

QUESTION:  What is the difference between implicit and explicit phonics?  In other words, what is the difference between embedded and systematic phonics? 

ANSWER:  We can see the difference only by explaining the reading approach of both methods.  So let’s begin by explaining Implicit, Embedded Phonics.

 

Implicit, Embedded Phonics

Implicit, Embedded phonics begins with a WHOLE WORD and works down to smaller parts.  So when a child is taught to read using implicit phonics, blending and building a word (sounding it out from left to right) is NOT taught.

Can you imagine memorizing 300 WHOLE words every year?  Well, this is exactly what many American children have attempted to do; and, as you can imagine, many of those children have failed miserably!  

 With implicit phonics, a child does a great deal of “guessing.” In fact, he is taught that “guessing” is the correct approach to “figuring out what the word is. ”

Children taught with implicit, embedded phonics are instructed to:

1) “Guess” at the word by looking at the picture on the page.

2) “Guess” at the word by looking at the beginning and ending letters of the word.

3) “Guess” at the word by attempting to recognize the word ending or any other “chunk” of the word in the middle or at the end of the word.   

4) “Guess” at the word by looking at the shape of the word.

5) “Guess” at the word by reading the rest of the sentence to see which word “would make sense in the sentence.”  

Because children using the implicit, embedded phonics method are given a “salt and pepper” phonics, their “phonics” education begins with the memorization of whole blended “chunks” within words instead of with the correct pronunciation and blending of the individual letters that begin words.  

With implicit, embedded phonics, the child is told to look for a whole “chunk” inside the word that he recognizes.  As a result, a child often begins reading the word at the spot where he recognizes the whole “chunk” rather than to begin reading the word at the beginning of the word.   

 

Now let’s look at Explicit, Systematic Phonics. 

Explicit, Systematic phonics begins a child with the smallest part of a word, a single letter sound.  That child then learns to blend that single-letter sound with another single-letter sound.  From there he moves on to digraphs and diphthongs and phonograms always blending together all the sounds in a word from the beginning of the word all the way through to the end of the word, reading the word from left to right.     

With explicit, systematic  phonics, children are NEVER taught to guess at words.   

With explicit,systematic phonics all words are read from left to right, which follows in the natural order, because sentences should be read from left to right.  

 

QUESTION:  Do both implicit and explicit phonics teach children to read? 

ANSWER: Sadly, many parents today have been told by their child’s teacher that their little one is receiving phonics, and they probably are.  However, the phonics that American children receive in their public classrooms is the embedded, implicit, watered-down kind of phonics. 

In addition, by using the Dolch Sight Word List, teachers are insisting that children “guess” at “whole” words.  They then insist that children learn to say those whole words faster and faster within sentences instead of learning to to take their time and “sound out” and properly ascertain what all the words in the sentence really are. 

As a consequence of implicit, embedded phonics, children:

a)  Read words that aren’t really there,

b) Skip words,

c) Substitute wrong words for the actual words on the page, 

d) Mumble words.  

Subsequently, comprehension levels (a child’s understanding of the sentences he is reading) are floundering for far too many students.  

In today’s American public school classroom, our children are NOT learning explicit, systematic phonics.  They are getting watered-down, implicit, embedded phonics coupled with the guided reading guessing-game reading approach, and that is precisely why so many of our children cannot easily sound out every word on every page.

Most folks do not realize that American public school teachers do not receive explicit, systematic phonics training in any of their college classes.  Because of this, teachers are not aware of the damage that is happening to children when they are not learning to sound out words.  Children are often labeled as learning disabled or as ADHD or any other of a number of labels, when really, they just need the chance to adequately learn all the sounds within words and how to blend all those sounds from left to right.   

Even those very few teachers who were personally raised with explicit, systematic phonics instruction rarely use systematic phonics in the classroom because:

Today, the concept of Guided Reading is a featured technique in nearly every elementary school in America.  (Open Education, Fountas and Pinnell).

 QUESTION:  Is there a solution?  Is there some way for our children to receive explicit, systematic phonics instruction so they won’t have to guess at words?  

ANSWER:  There sure is!

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.

 

Parents, you can teach your own children to read using a correct, systematic 4WAY Phonetic system, a system that includes daily, easy-to-follow step-by-step lessons, step-by-step rhyming phonics charts, sequenced phonics story readers, and rhyming flashcards. 

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Curriculum:

–INCLUDES AN ENTIRE 4WAY PHONICS PROGRAM

 

–WILL COST YOU just $9.97

 

–INCLUDES FREE EMAIL COACHING

 

–WILL TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ OVER 30,000 WORDS AND MORE

 

–WILL TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ EVERY WORD ON EVERY PAGE!

 

Moms, Dads, your child CAN learn to read!

Sincerely,

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

P.S.  Candy 4WAY Phonics also makes Multisensory Flashcards/Wall Cards and PDF File Folder Phonics Games available at affordable prices for everyone.