How Does It Work?

   Only the RELIABLE Phonics Facts are Taught :

Only ONE sound is taught for each letter or letter-combination — and NO exceptions. As a result, students have an IMMEDIATE RESPONSE to each letter or letter-combination because only ONE sound is known. Years of research "on the firing line" have gone into uncovering the RELIABLE Phonics Facts — which cover about 90% of the information needed to decode words. When the students have this "90%" of RELIABLE Phonics Facts at their fingertips, they can easily handle that small per cent of exceptions on their own!

At Last! STOPS reading problems BEFORE they start by introducing the following PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS before even one single word is introduced:


         ALPHABET — Sing-A-Long, Find-It-Yourself :

 

         BASIC PHONICS — Find-It-Yourself (Consonants, Digraphs, Vowels) :

All of the Reliable Phonics Facts are placed in clear-cut CATEGORIES so that the students know at all times exactly what they're dealing with and how to handle it. Ex. The consonants are divided into "Good Guys" (sounds that resemble their letter names) and "Tough Guys" (sounds that don't resemble their letter names). The "Find-it-Yourself" Charts develop independence :

Good Guys (They'll talk)

 
Tough Guys (They won't talk)

 
Digraphs
Vowels

All skills are taught in a "step-by-step" sequence that insures mastery :
1. Teach
2. Reinforce
3. Test

You SEE it, you HEAR it, you SAY it, you WRITE it, — you KNOW it!

All skills are reinforced with fun and games (collected over the years from a vast variety of sources) — which keep the students coming back for more! Ex.

All Phonics Skills are reviewed DAILY with the 5-MINUTE, Clap-it-Out, FLASHCARD REVIEW — which insures success! With this Phonics ammunition "at their fingertips," the students are now ready to apply it to the words in the Literature-Based Readers.    Next

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