The alphabet is a SOUND
The processing of SOUND
is a natural approach to learning
that can be clearly understood.
Reading requires the ability
to instantly translate the letter-
SOUND symbols in order to
CRACK THE written CODE.
PHONICS is the key
to GUARANTEEING that students become Readers of the Code.
The following information contains the nuts and bolts of the Sweet Sounds of Reading
learning adventure and illustrates the mechanics (sounds-inside of words) of a phonics system tutoring program. Illustrations clearly show a complete phonics model, an introduction to phonics blends and beginning reading fluency.
Order of Introduction
Each of the 26 letters of the alphabet falls into one of four pronunciation groups.
*Teach lowercase letters and short vowel sounds first.
Alphabet Order of Introduction
WHY the ORDER of INTRODUCTION is IMPORTANT
- Initially introduces easy to pronounce (slide) sounds to more complex (bounce) sounds letters of the alphabet
- Immediate development of smooth letter pronunciation and fluid reading skills
- Easily demonstrates how to isolate letter sounds for immediate reading fluency
- Instantly teaches new readers how to blend letter sounds, sound-out words and read (decode) during the very first lesson
- Builds confidence, self esteem and positive reading first impressions
- Develops an automatic sound-out reading reflex
Why does America have a reading problem?
America, the most affluent and technologically advanced nation with education and more money dedicated to educating children than any other nation on the earth has a reading problem Why?
The simple answer is that nobody ever really showed them how to read!
The teaching of reading -- all over the United States, in all the schools, in all the textbooks -- is totally wrong and flies in the face of all logic and common sense.â
Rudolf Flesch author of Why Johnny Can't Read/ 1955
Top 10 Excuses
1.There isn't an illiteracy problem
(you're kidding, right?)
2.We do teach implied? phonics
(phony / bootleg phonics don't work)
3.No method is best
(non-sound strategies are the worst)
4.English is not phonetic 5.Word calling is not reading
(learning the mechanics first is essential)
6.The child is not ready to learn to read 7.The child has a reading disability
(oftentimes due to non-sound teaching methods
and implied phonics)
8.Children watch too much TV
(Don't hate, innovate! Use TV programs to teach children
to listen for letter sounds and words)
9.We need more money
(phonics teaching is cheap and effective the first time around!)
10. It's the parents fault
(you're kidding, right?)
see stories on above average skills of minority readers
Admitting fault is not an easy thing for anyone to do, so instead of accepting responsibility and acknowledging the success of initially teaching new readers intensive systematic phonics, (regularly taught in better private schools) most education professionals respond to the evidence of massive numbers of children who are unable to read because of bad teaching with the referenced excuses.
But the buck stops here, with you, with me, with us!
and learn how to teach reading and then pay it forward!!!
92 million US adults, approximately 48% have low to very low literacy skills
48% of adults have a basic ability to read, but understanding many everyday tasks
are beyond their skill levels
It is a struggle for these adults to read to their children or help them with their school work.