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Reading a Book

Reading & Phonics



Why Phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching reading, spelling and pronunciation by using the sounds of letters and letter combinations. The English alphabet has 26 letters that combine to form 72 distinct sounds.

Unlike learning words by sight and shape, phonics provides the opportunity to learn skills that can be used to read almost any word. Skills that are learned stay with a child throughout their life and provide a stepping stone into their education.

Combining Reading, Writing and Spelling

A hundred years ago, students were taught to read by learning how to spell—they were taught with spellers rather than readers. This is an old successful way of teaching reading. Why does it work?


Because by teaching the student to write the words, the student is gotten more involved—he is being more of a doer rather than only an observer of words. When you look at it, any time you can write a word, you can also read it. The opposite is not always true.


For this reason, students on this program write and spell all the words as they learn to read them.


Study Technology

Infused for Full Comprehension

The Applied Scholastics Phonics and Reading Program  applies Mr. Hubbard’s data on gradients, mass and the defining of symbols, key words and reading words. By doing this, students will learn to read faster and with more certainty. Teachers, tutors and parents can easily use the program to teach students to read or even remediate someone’s literacy.


The program is easy to keep orderly and on track since all the steps are included in the teacher’s manual and each student has a workbook. This helps ensure that steps are not omitted.



Practice Makes Perfect

Drilling is the key to certainty, thus daily drilling is part of the lesson plans.  By drilling the key elements, students develop certainty in the basics.


Program Materials

  • Teacher Manual with full lesson plans that correspond to student workbooks and student readers

  • CD with the letter sounds to ensure the teacher knows them & a study guide to walk them through learning how to use the program

  • Phonics flashcards with all individual letter sounds and letter teams

  • Student readers with multiple stories that only use words and letter sounds that have already been taught, making reading easy and keeps students winning with reading.

  • Coloring pages

  • Unit Reviews  - to ensure 100% mastery before moving onto the next unit

  • Reading Log to record each story when passed

  • Recommended reading list for additional books at the appropriate reading level

  • Teacher Progress Sheet

  • Student Progress Sheet

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