Solve Reading Problems with Phonics
What you'll learn
- In Week 3-4 the students will sound out short-vowel words of one syllable; then shortly thereafter, long-vowel words.
- In week 5-7 the student will read sentences from a book and learn punctuation; within 3 months the student should be reading from a beginner reader.
- The student will have numerous opportunities for Reading Practice throughout the entire course after most lessons
- By Course-end the students can read just about anything that interests them and be good spellers.
- By Course-end the student will write short book reports and compositions with words learned including punctuation marks..
- The students will know and read the sounds of all the Phonograms taught for Reading and Spelling.
- The students should be able to 'read with expression'; comprehend what they've read; reverse dyslexia- if it applies; learn a good amount of vocabulary
- Will know what a homonymn is; a Suffix, a Prefix and some Latin root words; Compound Words, Spell and Read words of more-than-one-syllable.
- The student will, by Course-end, love and enjoy reading.
- The teacher or self-starting students should have a compter with speakers, and be able to either read or hear and understand the English-spoken instruction, or bothction
- No Reading experience necessary for the student who's had no reading instruction. You will learn as much or more than a Montessori or a Private School teaches in it's first year of Reading instruction.
- The tutor/teacher should have a whiteboard and markers or a blackboard, chalk, and eraser. There is a Materials List for both the teacher and the student.
- The Teacher or Self-Learner should first listen and master the lessons by listening to the audio of each lesson, then Review by turning it off and quizzing the student.
- The Teacher should require 80%-100% of the student as 'mastery' before moving on. This prevents having to reteach or go back.
A Video made from Powerpoint slides: A complete school year teaching beginner/remedial Reading and Spelling with Phonics
This course is intended to be used with a tutor who has a student to oversee the lessons. However, it is also possible for a self-starter who truly intends to teach themselves to do the lessons on their own. I have narrated each lesson. I suggest for Review to just turn your mute button on, or the sound off after you've listened to the audio portion from beginning to end of each slide.
This course teaches the sounds the letters and combinations of letters make, lessons in how to 'sound out' both short vowel and long vowel words, Spelling and Reading Rules and their exceptions, and teaches words in 'families' instead of random lists of words. It also teaches homonyms, synonyms, compound words, words of more than one syllable, Bonus Material which includes suggested readers for beginning reading students, suggested classics for all grades, suggested reading titles for the tutor, a Needed Materials List for both the tutor and for the student; Tips and Tricks for the Tutor and more. There are numerous lessons with Reading Practice.
There is included an Elementary Writing Rhetoric task for students above 3rd grade taken from Aesop's Fables, "The Hare and the Partridge, which integrates Reading, Grammar, and Writing.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for beginning readers with no prior reading instruction, those needing remedial reading help
- All struggling readers who have been taught the 'Look-Say' method in public school (memorizing words from pictures)
- Struggling Adult readers in Business who seek improvement in their career or on their job.
- Adults who struggle with reading or who've never learned to read by Phonics and want to read for their own personal enjoyment.
- Those who seek to read or improve their English as a second language.
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and learned to read by Phonics in the Anchorage School District. My daughters also learned to read by Phonics in Alaska. After moving to Colorado for my husband's new job, we enrolled our son, Casey in public school. He read aloud to me from his Reader, but I could tell he had memorized the words from a picture. This was not Phonics- or 'real reading'!. I soon found out this was the 'Look-Say' method taught in many states since 1929! How lucky I was to learn Phonics. We removed Casey from public school and homeschooled him teaching Phonics and all the state-required subjects through high school. He went on to the 'Running Start' program in Washington State which gives all students in public school or homeschool the opportunity to attend 2 years of free college if they pass the entrance exam.
Casey is now a successful Top 1 % businessman who works in finance and lending, employing 3 assistants out of his own pocket.
I wrote a paperback book sold on Amazon called, "How to Teach Phonics: A Strong Phonics-First Approach to Teaching Reading and Spelling". I have tutored several students successfully using the method in my paperback, which is the same as this teaching video: Solve Reading Problems with Phonics- both outside the classroom as a volunteer, in a public school as a volunteer, and in an isolated historical village school teaching Phonics to first through third graders with pay.
I also love to garden both vegetables and flowers. I have a dog and two cats and I often raise chickens. I have so far, 9 grandchildren (two of which I gave remedial phonics instruction to).
I plan to produce more courses in elementary arithmetic and reading.