Every word from within all 644 lessons in our core book and all of the instructions necessary to learn or to present the 644 lessons are contained in our online phonics reading program where we combine video, audio, and text in our lessons.
Individuals who require extra remediation can work independently in our online remedial reading program. Students, particularly older students and adults who are far behind in reading, often require a lot of drill to master the subskills involved in reading skills acquisition. Teachers or tutors seldom have enough time to spend one-on-one with these students. But with our online program a student can work at a computer and spend as much time as is necessary on any lesson in the online program. Adults can work in the privacy and comfort of their own homes, and parents who homeschool can use this program to teach their children. At the end of more than one-third of our lessons, a student must pass a Mastery Quiz before he is permitted to proceed to the next lesson. 165 quizzes are interspersed throughout our 644 online lessons.
A teacher without any previous training can turn the speaker’s volume up on the computer in a classroom, and the teacher and students alike can go through each lesson. The online program will not only teach students, but will also train teachers simultaneously. Teacher training is a critical issue. Many teachers, parents, and tutors working with students in late elementary, middle school, high school, or adults have little or no background in presenting the subject of phonics. This problem is compounded by the fact that a large number of these instructors did not learn phonics when they were in their early grades, nor do most upper-grade-level teachers receive training in teaching phonics in their professional teaching certification classes in college. Budgetary restraints and staff turnover also often combine to make training problematic. Our online program successfully resolves this issue.
Lessons consist of video, audio, and text combined and about one-third of the online lessons end with a spelling quiz where students must score 80% or higher to proceed to the next lesson. The first 10 lessons which are free for all to access demonstrate how a typical instructional cycle is implemented in the online program. These lessons are designed so that a student can work independently and proceed through the entire program. Within these 10 lessons are presented the sounds the consonant letters represent and the short sound for the letter a. The entire online program consists of a total of 644 lessons that systematically introduce every major phonetic element in the English language. The expected outcome for any student who proceeds systematically through all 644 exercises is to be able to read and spell words at an independent level.
Subscribers to the online program are also able to print-out over 400 consumable worksheets that students use as they proceed through the program. Worksheets along with our 165 embedded quizzes can be used to create a learning portfolio for each student where that student’s progress is documented.
The Supplemental Fluency Reader Is
Also Incorporated Into Our Online Program
In addition to the 644 online lessons from the core book, we also integrate all 141 exercises from the Supplemental Fluency Reader into our online program. Each page from the Supplemental Fluency Reader combines audio and text and is integrated at the appropriate point into the online program. These exercises from the Supplemental Fluency Reader are designed to provide additional oral reading practice for students as they proceed through the online program.
Try our online program for yourself at no cost or obligation. We have provided an ample number of free lessons for you to determine whether or not this program is right for you. Proceed through our first free 10 lessons, and see if you or your students do not experience improvement. If so, then register to be able to continue in the over 600 remaining lessons.