Reading Reflex: The Foolproof Phono-graphix Method For Teaching Your Child To Read

by Carmen Mcguiness, Geoffrey Mcguiness

Free Press | August 19, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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HELP YOUR CHILD UNLOCK THE SOUND-PICTURE CODE
Reading is the single most important skill for any child to develop. And the key to learning how to read effectively is recognizing the sounds that letters and words represent. With the help of the revolutionary system known as Phono-Graphix™, you and your child can discover the sound-picture code that is the foundation of the written English language.
An effective and easy-to-understand approach, Phono-Graphix enables you to teach your child to read in one-tenth the time of phonics with a 100 percent success rate. In just eleven weeks, you can bring your kindergartner to first-grade-level reading -- even learning-disabled children can reach grade level or higher in just twelve weeks.
Reading Reflex provides you with:
* Simple diagnostic tests to determine your child''s reading level, and a Literacy Growth Chart so you''ll know what goals to establish
* Detailed instructions and illustrations to help your child develop strong, consistent reading skills and to correct ineffective reading strategies such as part-word reading and memorizing
* Fun and easy-to-follow exercises, hands-on materials, worksheets, stories, and games that you and your child can do together
* Enjoyable lessons that are carefully constructed to meet the interests and capabilities of children of all ages

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 1999

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684853671

ISBN - 13: 9780684853673

Found in: Education and Teaching

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Reading Reflex: The Foolproof Phono-graphix Method For Teaching Your Child To Read

Reading Reflex: The Foolproof Phono-graphix Method For Teaching Your Child To Read

by Carmen Mcguiness, Geoffrey Mcguiness

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 1999

Publisher: Free Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0684853671

ISBN - 13: 9780684853673

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Chapter One: Reading Explained Learning to read is the most important thing your child will undertake during his school years. I could say that, "it''s the foundation of future learning" or "it''s the building blocks to his future." But those words are too general, too cool, and lack the small pictures associated with being able, or unable, to read. What learning to read will really do is allow your child to share the information that others have written down. It will allow him to share his own experiences with others, to put his questions, his beliefs, his thoughts and dreams on paper. It will offer him hours of enjoyment, decrease his likelihood of depression, unemployment, and low self-esteem. And certainly of equal importance to him, learning to read is just one of those things he will do that everyone else can do too, that identify him with the rest of us, that prove he is capable and worthy of entrance into the realm of the educated world. In 1993 I had been teaching reading for eleven years. I thought I understood the importance of learning to read. I thought I, better than most, understood the possible anxiety and trauma that would surely fill the life of the nonreader. I thought I knew it all, until Jack. Jack was my first adult client. At fifty-four he was the oldest nonreader I had worked with by nearly forty years. Jack changed, forever, my understanding of the importance of learning to read. He moved my thinking from big pictures like, "it''s the foundation of fu
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Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Preface

1 READING EXPLAINED

2 GETTING STARTED

3 TEACHING THE BASIC CODE

4 ADJACENT CONSONANT SOUNDS

5 TEACHING THE ADVANCED CODE

6 MULTISYLLABLE MANAGEMENT

Afterword

Glossary

From the Publisher

HELP YOUR CHILD UNLOCK THE SOUND-PICTURE CODE
Reading is the single most important skill for any child to develop. And the key to learning how to read effectively is recognizing the sounds that letters and words represent. With the help of the revolutionary system known as Phono-Graphix™, you and your child can discover the sound-picture code that is the foundation of the written English language.
An effective and easy-to-understand approach, Phono-Graphix enables you to teach your child to read in one-tenth the time of phonics with a 100 percent success rate. In just eleven weeks, you can bring your kindergartner to first-grade-level reading -- even learning-disabled children can reach grade level or higher in just twelve weeks.
Reading Reflex provides you with:
* Simple diagnostic tests to determine your child''s reading level, and a Literacy Growth Chart so you''ll know what goals to establish
* Detailed instructions and illustrations to help your child develop strong, consistent reading skills and to correct ineffective reading strategies such as part-word reading and memorizing
* Fun and easy-to-follow exercises, hands-on materials, worksheets, stories, and games that you and your child can do together
* Enjoyable lessons that are carefully constructed to meet the interests and capabilities of children of all ages

From the Jacket

HELP YOUR CHILD UNLOCK THE SOUND-PICTURE CODE

Reading is the single most important skill for any child to develop. And the key to learning how to read effectively is recognizing the sounds that letters and words represent. With the help of the revolutionary system known as Phono-Graphix, "TM" you and your child can discover the sound-picture code that is the foundation of the written English language.

An effective and easy-to-understand approach, Phono-Graphix enables you to teach your child to read in one-tenth the time of phonics with a 100 percent success rate. In just eleven weeks, you can bring your kindergartner to first-grade-level reading -- even learning-disabled children can reach grade level or higher in just twelve weeks.

Reading Reflex provides you with:
-- Simple diagnostic tests to determine your child''s reading level, and a Literacy Growth Chart so you''ll know what goals to establish
-- Detailed instructions and illustrations to help your child develop strong, consistent reading skills and to correct ineffective reading strategies such as part-word reading and memorizing
-- Fun and easy-to-follow exercises, hands-on materials, worksheets, stories, and games that you and your child can do together
-- Enjoyable lessons that are carefully constructed to meet the interests and capabilities of children of all ages

About the Author

Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness are the co-founders of the Read America clinic and developers of the research-based Phono-Graphix™ reading method. They have trained and certified thousands of reading specialists and classroom teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada in this method, and they often speak and write for various teaching, parenting, and research associations. They live in Orlando, Florida.

From Our Editors

Kids will want to read, read and read some more. Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness, co-founders of the well-known Read America Clinic, make introducing kids to the joys of the written word a whole lot easier. An alternative to old-fashioned teaching tools, Reading Reflex offers easy-to-do tests that identify problem areas and determine reading levels. The guide also includes 140 sound pictures that form the basis of their 'Phono-Graphix' teaching method that make learning to read fun and interesting. Parents, teachers and childcare workers will be delighted by the book's many activities, exercises and games designed to promote well-honed reading skills.

Editorial Reviews

Steve Truch director of The Reading Foundation The authors have done parents everywhere a great service. This book contains a well-researched and logical system of teaching children to read. It will go a long way in helping to meet the literacy challenge of the 21st century.
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