You Can Teach Your Child to Read Very Successfully!

Teach your child the 70 phonograms and make a huge difference in your child's life by ensuring success in reading.
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Instructed by Mark Boline Academics / Humanities
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  • Lectures 32
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

This course is for parents with a desire to take the initiative in helping a child learn to read. There are no pretty pictures or fun games here. You must work hard and expect your child to work hard. The rewards are immeasurable as you watch your child learn to read!

Children will learn 70 phonograms and associated sounds over 18 lessons. They will understand that words are made up of parts that are easily sounded out once known. As the reader continues to practice, fluency will increase.

Supplemental materials include

    ·A checklist to track learned phonograms

    ·Phonogram flash cards

    ·Phonograms in mp3 format

    ·Practice files for use with WinFlash

    ·Suggested resources to be used for practice

    ·Phonogram Master certificate

    ·ZIP file of the CD that led to this course

As mentioned, the course will include 18 lessons. Each lesson typically includes:

    ·4 new phonograms with associated sounds

    ·Sample words sounded out using the phonograms learned so far

    ·A list of phonograms learned so far

    ·Suggested activities

There will also be lessons on sounding out words, reading strategies and the FIVE reasons for silent final e. The latter is one of my favorites.

After using the phonograms to teach 1st Grade, teach my own children and tutor third graders, I’m convinced all children should know the phonograms in order to understand our language more fully. This course is an excellent way for parents to help their children do this. Children who know the phonograms learn to read, think, spell and experience success. And you get to be part of that wonderful journey!

What are the requirements?

  • Many many books!
  • WinFlash install (free program)
  • Printer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn 70 phonograms and associated sounds
  • Develop love for reading
  • Develop reading fluency

Who is the target audience?

  • Parents who have a desire to teach their children to read
  • Parents of struggling readers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Find out why you should use the phonograms to teach your children to read and learn of the experiences of the teacher.


After viewing this lecture, students will have a good idea of what to expect in the course and will get some recommendations on how to approach this excellent reading course.


There are more to the alphabet letters than most of us know. Listening to this introduction of the alphabet-letter phonograms will show that most people don't know all the sounds of the letters.


The multiple-letter phonograms is where it gets serious. Students and parents will be amazed at all the sounds of these phonograms they never really thought about before.


A quick discussion of the time it takes to practice the phonograms with your child each week. Take your time and don't rush the process. The end result is your child reading well!


Read the blog about Ella learning to read, from the time she was in the womb until she became an excellent reader five years later. All by learning the phonograms and working very hard at reading.

Section 2: Preparing for the Lessons

WinFlash is nice, but for those who want to use traditional flashcards, this lecture has what you need to study the phonograms in a more traditional way.

2 pages

Here are some additional downloads that will be very helpful during the phonograms course.

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Section 3: Alphabet-Letter Phonograms Lessons

Lesson One of the phonograms, covering a, c, d and f. The journey begins!!!!


Lesson Two of the phonograms, covering g, o, s and qu.


This lecture covers the need of motivation for your reader as well as some strategies that can be used to motivate.


Lesson Three of the phonograms, covering b, e, h and i.


Lesson Four of the phonograms, covering j, k, l and m.


One of my favorite parts of this course; the five rules of silent final e. I thought there was really only one!


Lesson Five of the phonograms, covering n, p, r and t.


Lesson Six of the phonograms, covering u, v, w and x.


Book Adventure is a great way to check your child's understanding and comprehension of what has been read. It is also a great way to motivate your reader.


Lesson Seven of the phonograms, covering y and z. First part done!

Section 4: Multiple-Letter Phonogram Lessons 8 - 14

Lesson Eight of the phonograms, covering the er sounds, of which there are five. Her first nurse works early!


Lesson Nine of the phonograms, covering sh, ee and th. Students will find that sh is much more complicated than they ever knew.


Lesson Ten of the phonograms, covering ay, ai, ow and ou. The first of many paired phonograms.


Lesson Eleven of the phonograms, covering aw, au, ew and ui.

Lesson Twelve (oy, oi, oo, ch)
Lesson Thirteen (ng, ea, ar, ck)
Lesson Fourteen (ed, or, wh, oa)
Section 5: Multiple-Letter Phonogram Lessons 15-18
Lesson 15 (ey, eigh, ei, igh)
Lesson 16 (ie, kn, gn, wr)
Lesson 17 (ph, dge, oe, tch)
Lesson 18 (ti, si, ci, ough)
Section 6: WinFlash Electronic Flashcard System (for the techies out there)

After this lecture, parents will be able to download and install WinFlash, an excellent electronic flashcard application. Parents will also download files for all the sounds and WinFlash decks for studying all the phonograms.


The decks created by the instructor are nice, but once a reader starts learning the phonograms, some in each lesson will be more difficult than others. This lecture will teach how to create new decks from provided decks to study only the phonograms not yet learned.

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Instructor Biography

After spending five years in the Air Force, I entered Emporia State University, where I earned my teaching degree. I taught five years of first grade and then one of fourth and one of fifth. It was during this time I learned the power of the phonograms.

After teaching I transitioned into the I.T. world. With the skills I learned there I created a reading program on CD that I've sold on eBay for many years.

I have three children, all of whom I taught to read using the phonograms. They are all very successful in school and I believe a big part of that was their reading ability. My children's ages are 21, 18 and 6. The last one served to absolutely confirm my belief in the power of the phonograms. She is in first grade and reading well above grade level.

It has been quite a journey, but I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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