Here's Why It Works....
The Complete Phonics Program helps children make sense of an English language that sometimes seems to make no sense at all. It helps them dissect written English into basic building blocks of sounds and letter combinations, and teaches them how to use these building blocks to create or decode words. The program teaches them how to do this in a fun and therefore memorable way by using the arts and games.The World of a Child
Children live in a world of imagination, music, games and fun because that is exactly where they are supposed to be. So often we, as educators and parents, try to take them out of this world and bring them into a world of learning that is stale and adult oriented. That’s when some kids just shut down. What happens then, is that things such as learning to read become a chore for many children, instead of a fun and creative learning adventure.
We, as educators and parents, need to enter the childhood world of fun with a systematic learning agenda. The Complete Phonics Program does exactly that. It enters the child’s natural world of learning and engages them with activities, not only designed to suit a variety of learning styles, but also designed to be fun and emotionally engaging.
As has been proven by many studies, and as evidenced by our own learning, when a person’s emotions are engaged in learning, that learning is remembered. Also, when learning is encoded using a variety of creative strategies, for example art and music, learning is remembered. We all have hundreds of songs stuck in our heads, for example, from TV theme songs of our own childhood, to current hits on the radio. There are 3 original songs in The Complete Phonics Program that have been written specifically to help your child, or your classroom of students, learn the sounds and letter combinations that make up the English language. Your children will have a great time and they might not even realize that they are learning.
Success for Reading and Writing
Working with students on a one to one basis is a teacher and parent’s dream and naturally produces better results than what one would expect in a classroom setting. A private tutoring client of mine, Brian aged 10, was having difficulty reading, and his spelling was well below grade level. The school contacted his parents to let them know that he was being considered for a placement in special education. Special education is wonderful and necessary for many students. It wasn’t necessary, however, for Brian. His parents contacted my tutoring service and, using The Complete Phonics Program with a trained tutor, Brian was able to make drastic improvements with both his reading and writing skills. He avoided being labeled as a special education student after spending two months following this program. His teacher had never seen such an improvement in reading scores in such a short time. Once Brian was taught the fundamentals of letter sound combinations, he had the tools he needed to succeed.
This program has achieved excellent results with many other students, particularly those in a special education setting, or those students reluctant to learn, because of the music, art, and games approach it uses.Success for Spelling
This program has not only helped children learn how to read, it has also had great success in improving students’ spelling grades. Junior classes assigned to me for a year would, on average, improve 2.7 grade levels during that one-year period by using this program twice a week for 45 minutes. At the beginning of the year, I would train parent volunteers, break the students up into groups according to their language needs and set them up in small groups with a parent tutor. There was always, inevitably, one group of students reading and spelling above grade level every year. This group consistently requested phonics time, although there was no real need for it, because the activities were so much fun. Ben R., by the way, holds my class record for improved spelling. He improved his spelling grade level by 5.1 grades in one school year.
How This Program Works
The Complete Phonics Program uses a systematic approach to teach children all the phonetic sounds in the English language and the various letter combinations that create these sounds. It teaches these things in ways that are creative, fun, multi-sensory and totally engaging for children. It provides you not only with exciting activities, but also with a tutorial lesson plan. This lesson plan is a critical part of the program and should be followed in order to achieve maximum success. It has been developed after years of teaching and is designed to introduce, teach, review, and solidify learning concepts and to motivate students.
This program is called The Complete Phonics Program because that is exactly what it is, complete and total. It uses a multi-sensory approach with systematic lesson plans that allow students to encode information in a variety of ways. Visual encoding of sounds and letter combinations are paired with music, games, and fun in order to solidify learning.
The Building Blocks
There are building blocks of letter/sound combinations in the English language. The Complete Phonics Program breaks down these sounds into various learning sections.
Through music, art and games, The Complete Phonics Program will give your child all the building blocks that he or she needs in order to improve their reading and writing skills, and they’ll have fun using it.