"Phonics to Reading"
STORIES & PICTURE CARDS
Introducing... "IDGIT" - who magically brings phonics and reading to life.
Each time the children learn a new letter, they meet a new Idgit. (Adgit, Tidgit, etc.) Vowels are a little trickier. The children seem to catch the long sound easily (as it says it's name - Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, or Uu). We focus on the short vowel sounds (which tend to be a little harder for them) and make them easy to learn!
The children also learn how to change their own names with each new letter, making the concept of "beginning sounds" fun, in a unique way. (Listen and see if you can tell how to change YOUR name... taken from the Letter A Story.)
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Week 1 - Letter A
While Adgit and Adam were laughing and eating apples, Adam began to choke. Adgit called for help, so Andy and his partner arrived in an ambulance. (To learn more, click on the Letter "Aa" block and experience our Power-Plus-Learning approach with "Aa" for FREE!)
Experience the short sound of the letter “A” through stories, songs, games, projects, worksheets and sign-language (ASL) the first week. Then the second week, the children move on to the sound of the letter "T."
Week 2 - Letter T
Tidgit takes a trip to Tahiti where he sees turtles and tigers, Tidgit eats tangerines and the children enjoy another exciting week of stories, songs, games, activities, and worksheets all based around the sound of “T.”
Upon learning the short sound of the letter "A" and the sound of the letter "T," the children learn how to slide the two sounds together to form the word family "AT."
NOTE: A word family is a word that makes other words easily when a letter is added to the beginning:
at = cat, rat, hat, mat, sat, fat, bat, pat, etc.
THE PHONETIC SLIDE TECHNIQUE
Some children learn this concept faster than others and that's okay. To help the children visually grasp this concept, you can teach each letter in a different color. When the child can read the two letters together as one word, that word becomes one color and is put on a flash card to help with memorization. (Another fun way is to have them physically experience this slide technique by taking them to a park and using the letters and sounds you want to blend on a real slide.)
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In just seven (7) units the children will have learned:
- all 26 letters of the alphabet with their different sounds
- 18 word families
- 34 sight (or high frequency) words
- 16 color reader books... and more!
Download the complete program now for less than $49.99 or try our month to month Unit Downloads for only $9.99.
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These Reading Downloads include ALL of the stories, songs, games activities, worksheets, and readers for their respective Units... PLUS our "Scat Cat" game for FREE (or you can purchase it separately).
By using the Power-Plus-Learning “Phonics to Reading” program, a child who has NO knowledge of letters and sounds can be reading in the first two months, and could be on a first grade reading level before the year is over... and loving every minute of it!
TRY IT!!! YOU WILL LOVE THIS INEXPENSIVE, FUN & EASY TO USE "PHONICS TO READING" PROGRAM!
(from Public School Teachers & Educators)
"I am a Kindergarten Teacher at J.A. Taylor Elementary School in Centerville, Utah. During the previous school year I used your new Phonics program. It was wonderful!!! I was able to see young minds blossom and really be excited about learning to read. This class read more books than any class I have taught previously. They were really able to sound out the words.
I am using this program again this year. Being able to put books into a child's hands that they can read gives them power and the excitement to continue reading... Thanks for your work in writing an exciting and successful phonics program." (from Carolyn, Centerville, Utah, USA)
"I have taught K-3 in the last 11 years of my career, I have never seen a program that gives instant success. Within the first three weeks of school my Kindergartners are reading. They feel such a high level of accomplishment. There is finally organization and reasoning to the introduction of letters, their sounds and usage in the English language. I found this program fit right into the literature based program that my district was using.
Our nation has a high level of concern for literacy. With this program, the jump start affect will conquer that problem as well as the self-esteem of those students that struggle with literacy. Finally, I can teach with rhyme and reasoning and my students WIN!" (from Vicki, Ogden, Utah, USA)
"As a teacher of children with special needs, I was first introduced to the Power Learning reading program while in a regular education Kindergarten classroom. The first few lessons were presented and I was struck by the simplicity of instruction. Then I was impressed with the depth and variety given each alphabetical letter/sound through song, story, poem, words, sentences, and other teaching strategies. I purchased the program.
Some of the children I teach are beginning readers. They have learned to identify and verbalize common words in the context of home and school environments. These students are able to understand Power Learning lesson material as you have outlined it, and then pick up the small books and read with very little difficulty. They continually want to show me they can read by themselves. Increasing success and independence has been achieved and further enhanced by the humor reflected in picture and word.
Research has shown that children with severe disabilities learn best in the context of natural settings, not in isolated or contrived experiences. In my opinion, Power Learning reading program teaches special needs students a depth and awareness of their own natural environment not afforded by other commercial programs on the market. This is done with simplicity in several ways: down to earth reading books, catchy melodies and words, humorous stories, unique teaching strategies, easy to identify pictures, concern for detail, repetition without boredom, and interaction with peers and adults. Thank you. (from Donna, Utah, USA)
"At the 60th Annual Convention of American Mothers, Inc., Debbie Wood presented a workshop on the Power Learning program. I was impressed with her approach and the stories of the improvements in reading as children participated in the phonics program.
As an educator with a background in developmental psychology, I realize that children with special needs require educational programs which may be quite different from those utilized in other classrooms. And of course, as these special programs are introduced into the schools, educators are finding that their major contribution may well be in the general kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Individuals can learn to read utilizing a good phonics program at an early age through appropriate programs which present the phonics multi-dimensionally, as through song, story, words, etc.
Personally, I agree that Power Learning is such a program which may be utilized to enhance the instruction in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms." (from Lois, Nebraska, USA)