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Welcome To
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FOUNDATIONAL PHONICS
Enrollment Page

FOR YOU TO OFFICIALLY ENROLL YOUR STUDENT, WE ASK FOR THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND SUPERVISOR TESTING

All instructions must be followed on this page to receive acceptance in to this program.

DIRECTIONS

SUBMIT ALL INFORMATION AND TEST RESULTS IN ONE EMAIL AS WE WILL NOT BE CHECKING MORE THAN ONE EMAIL FROM ANY ONE SENDER. Do not send your email more than once unless you wait a period of 48 hours.

Please complete the enrollment form which is below Number One on this page. Then please complete the supervisor's test which you will find below Number Two on this page. Finally, please send in both the answers to the questions on the enrollment form and the answers to the supervisor's test to the email address given at the bottom of this page.

NUMBER ONE

Please answer ALL questions.

Please copy each question and paste it into your email. See copy and paste instructions at the bottom of this page. Then below each question, please type in your answers to the question above.

If your student is an adult, please answer the questions below as they pertain to your student. Please do not leave any question unanswered. Answer with a comment where possible, if the question does not fully pertain to your adult student.

Please number each answer according to the questions below:

1. What is the first and last name of the student?

2. What is the student's age?

3. What is the first and last name of the supervisor?

4. What is the relationship of the supervisor to the student?

All students, even adults, must have a supervisor.
NO STUDENT WILL BE ENROLLED WITHOUT A SUPERVISOR

5. What is the name of the city where the student and supervisor live?

6. What is the name of the State or region AND COUNTRY where the student and supervisor live?

7. What is the student's current grade in school? If your student is an adult no longer in school, please comment that this is so.

8. What special reading needs does your student have?

9. What is the highest grade in school that the supervisor completed?

10. If your student says to you "I already know that ABC stuff!", what would be your response? Please answer in no less than twenty words. If your student is an adult, please explain what you would tell your student as to why he or she should be willing to spend twelve weeks studying ABC.

11. How many other children will be present in the same room during the lessons and what are their ages?

12. Are you willing to spend twelve weeks teaching the essential basics of phonics starting with ABC? Explain why in no less than twenty-five words. Note: If your student is an adult, twelve weeks is still the time set aside for learning Step One.

13. How did you find us? What search engine did you use? Were you referred by a friend, relative, another web site or company? Please specify.

14. We expect progress reports to be sent to us each Friday. The progress report is a short form and most of the time takes about a minute to fill out. Do you agree to send in weekly progress reports if you are accepted into our free phonics program? Please answer in a short sentence.



NUMBER TWO

SUPERVISOR'S TEST

Are you qualified to be a supervisor? Or are you willing to learn how to follow directions, read instructions, prepare ahead and present text material in as creative a way as possible to the best of your ability?

****One of the main objectives to this test is to show your abilities in following exact instructions. Our course is comprised of numerous instructions and many directions.

Therefore, our evaluation of your test results will determine which program we feel you will be most comfortable with and which kind of program will be more advantageous for you and your student.****

We will send you the lessons according to your test results. The results will help us to evaluate which type of program will be most successful in fulfilling your goals for teaching phonics. You may receive the URL to our entire curriculum guide to our Step One program OR you may receive the URL to an alternate site of study which will better prepare you and your student to more easily accomplish your goal of teaching reading.


THE OFFICIAL SUPERVISOR'S PREPARATION TEST
ALL SUPERVISORS:
PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY:


Please number your paper or email message page from 1 through 91 in preparation for the answers to the following test questions:

THIS ENTIRE TEST HAS A TOTAL OF NINETY-ONE QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO ANSWER.

THIS WILL BE AN" OPEN BOOK" TEST.
For help in answering the questions about long and short vowels, plus answers to other questions found in the Supervisor Test, you will need to go to the next link on this page.

Study the information on the web page given in the link below this paragraph before taking the Supervisor's test.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW to go to the web page now:

Song about the sounds of long and short vowels adapted to the tune of Jingle Bells

Except for answers found on the above link, all other questions are based on general knowledge about the English alphabet. When answering the following questions, it is important to correctly number and write out the entire answer.

DO IT LIKE THIS! SEE BELOW:


TEST EXAMPLES:

QUESTIONS:
1. Which words begin with the letter A ?

a) ankle

b) dog

c) apple

d) girl

 

2. Which words DO NOT have same sound as the sound found in the consonant D?
radio, fitted, brick, panel, ribbon, strep, bread

 

3. Which words DO NOT have the short e sound?
beet, shame, head, freckles, finger, bled, geese, guest

 

4. Which words DO NOT have the sound of h?
head, high, phone, handle, phonics, health, them


TEST ANSWERS

ANSWERS:
1. a) ankle c) apple

2. brick, panel ribbon strep

3. beet, shame, finger, geese

4. phone, phonics, them

NOTICE: If you answer with just the letters and not the words when the directions tell you to do both, your test will be deleted and you will have to resubmit. Your test will NOT be deleted for incorrect answers but if you do not follow instructions then your test will be deleted and you may or may not receive a response.



AND NOW YOU MAY BEGIN THE OFFICIAL SUPERVISOR'S TEST.

1. Which words have the short sound of the letter a?

a) ache

b) rage

c) trash

d) basket

2. What words have the short sound of the letter e?

a) weak

b) bled

c) please

d) slept

3. What words have the short sound of the letter i?

a) it

b) Tim

c) rid

d) if

4. What words have the short sound of the letter o?

a) rope

b) hop

c) not

d) odd

5. Which words have the short sound of the letter u?

a) universal

b) rude

c) unlikely

d) bucket

6. What words have the short sound of the letter a?

a) cake

b) rattle

c) braid

d) apples

7. What words have the short sound of the letter e?

a) scheme

b) rhyme

c) fetch

d) letter

8. What words have the short sound of the letter i?

a) lice

b) signature

c) riddance

d) hiding

9. What words have the short sound of the letter o?

a) pope

b) mopping

c) knowledge

d) folded

10. What words have the short sound of the letter u?

a) sunny

b) supper

c) clue

d) turning

****Write the missing vowel:****

11. If the long vowel sound in ape is A, what is the long vowel sound in made? _____

12. The long sound is in Eat. The short sound is in egg. What is the long vowel? _____

13. If the long vowel sound in time is I, what is the long vowel sound in hike? ______

14. The long sound is in Item. The short sound is in inch. What is the long vowel? _____

15. If the long vowel sound in hope is O, what is the long vowel sound in rode? _____

16. The long sound is in Old. The short sound is in odd. What is the long vowel? _____

17. The long sound is in Universe. The short sound is in umbrella. What is the long vowel? _____

18. If the long vowel sound in aim is A, what is the long vowel sound in maid? _____

19. If the long vowel sound in yule is U, what is the long vowel sound in Pete? _____

****True or False****

20. Long A Sounds like the a in cat.

21. Short E Sounds like the e in cattle.

22. Long i Sounds like the y in hype.

23. Long O Sounds like the o in home.

24. Short U Sounds like the a in what.

25. Long A Sounds like the a in gate

****Answer these questions.****

26. Which word has short a? ate am

27. Which word has short e? eat egg

28. Which word has long i? ice it

29. Which word has short o? only odd

30. Which word has short a? unite up

****Write only the answers. Do not write any other words.****

31. Which words DO NOT have the short a sound?
apple aim and answer plane rate add

32. Which words DO NOT have the short e sound?
feet scheme errand either fear bread Fred

33. Which words DO NOT have the sound of b?
braid bubble bleed best tab brag sped

34. Which words DO NOT have the same sounds as those of c?
copy class kiss picture crumb cyst church saint

35. Which words DO NOT have the sound of d?
dog Eddie fondle dine rabies drag sped

36. Which words DO NOT have the sound of e?
seal struggle egg best freeze stole poem

37. Which words DO NOT have the same sounds as those of f?
fish phone fast if phonics freshen fatter

38. Which words DO NOT have the same sounds as those of g?
great agitate grub scrub message hardware gym

39. Which words DO NOT have the sound of h?
heading through hoe happy scratch share hopping

40. Which words DO NOT have the sound of i?
braid fine wrinkle sprinkle hiding it hype

41. Which words DO NOT have the sound of j?
jump joyful jam gymnastics jungle great gypsy

42. Which words DO NOT have the sounds of k?
kind careful cancer camera kite city speed know

43. Which words DO NOT have the sound of L?
little love listen land tell all nice spleen

44. Which words DO NOT have the sound of m?
muscle nudge mixer naughty slim splendor spam

45. Which words DO NOT have the sound of n?
brain reign mane memory mending no spine

46. Which words DO NOT have the sound of o?
boat rope rot hoping coat moon cattle

47. Which words DO NOT have the sound of p?
piglet doppler supper prison tub pray prone phonics

48. Which words DO NOT have the sound of q?
queen quack quick unique antique meek quit

49. Which words DO NOT have the sound of r?
braid rubble blister write sinister drag speed

50. Which words DO NOT have the sound of s as found in the word sister?selfish poems sound fish show is his spread

51. Which words DO NOT have the sound of t?
touch tickle transfer rat stuff snuff hitch

52. Which words DO NOT have the sounds of u?
umbrella bubble you under wonder hunter gnat up

53. Which words DO NOT have the sound of v?
vampire have hive vex wet stove wax

54. Which words DO NOT have the sound of w?
wrinkle written wagon when weep wipe walnut

55. Which words DO NOT have same sounds as the sounds found in the consonant x?
Xray flex Kissinger mixer Kansas clocks rocks

56. Which words DO NOT have the consonant sound of y?
fry bubble yesterday yawn yeow crying yellow

57. Which words DO NOT have the sound of z?
zebra wheeze whiz his is as Zeke

58. Which words DO NOT have the sound of the letter b?

a) bride

b) bead

c) dreadful

d) blocks

59. Which words DO NOT have the sound of the letter d?

a) big

b) add

c) drive

d) hub

60. Which words DO NOT have the sound of the letter h?

a) had

b) ahoy

c) Phonics

d) happy

61. Which words DO NOT have the sound of the letter p?

a) piggyback

b) dig

c) purse

d) dine

62. Which words DO NOT have the short sound of the letter a?

a) skate

b) haste

c) handkerchief

d) waiting

63. What words are misspelled because they are missing a vowel sound?

a) prtty

b) fnsh

c) planing

d) freshr

64. What words are misspelled because they are missing a vowel sound?

a) diggng

b) daddy

c) drve

d) hbble

65. What word has the short sound of the letter e?

a) heed

b) sledding

c) priestly

d) cleaner

66. What word has the short sound of the letter i?

a) island

b) whine

c) tried

d) inner

67. What are the vowels?

a) aequin

b) oupim

c) aeiu

d) aeiou

68. What word has the short sound of the letter o?

a) sloppier

b) slope

c) throwing

d) older

69. What word has the short sound of the letter u?

a) universal

b) antique

c) underneath

d) utilize

70. Which words have the short sound of the letter a?

a) blame

b) rat

c) peach

d) applet

71. What words have the short sound of the letter e?

a) team

b) finest

c) petting

d) steeple

72. What words have the short sound of the letter i?

a) splice

b) sign

c) bib

d) hide

73. What word has the short sound of the letter o?

a) hopefully

b) Godlike

c) know

d) folding

74. What word has the short sound of the letter u?

a) universe

b) funniest

c) blue

d) turn

75. CAN YOU IDENTIFY ALL OF THE LONG AND SHORT VOWELS IN THE FOLLOWING WORDS?


*****Copy the following words and identify each of the vowels as long or short by writing L or S next to the word.
Skip the PARTS of the words that have neither long nor short vowel sounds.
*****
EXAMPLES:
*cat a=S *cape a=L
(Skip the "e" in cape because it is silent and has neither a long nor short vowel sound.)


NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO DO THE EXERCISE WITH THE FOLLOWING WORDS:

* deed

* hub

* Phonics

* dig

* after

* sled

* in

* flop

* cup

* apple

* pet

* bib

* God

* funny


READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AS THESE QUESTIONS BELOW ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE PAGE YOU WERE GIVEN TO REVIEW:

76. According to Mrs. Tillapaugh, there are 1320 one syllable words that contain the short vowel sounds. i.e. hat bed lid hot nut etc. Only 78 of these are not purely phonetic and must be memorized as sight words. The others are easily sounded out. TRUE OR FALSE

77. According to Mrs. Tillapaugh, an individual will have independent command of 62 percent of the phonetic syllables of the entire English language when he recognizes short vowel consonants. i.e. Blends with short vowels: Fred (Fr is the blend.), plan (pl is the blend), etc. TRUE OR FALSE

78. According to the reading specialist in Arizona who did extensive research on the importance of phonics in the teaching of reading, there is one day in each regular year, not counting any leap year, to represent each word found in the English language, which contains the short sound of "i" as in "pig". TRUE OR FALSE

79. According to this same documented research referred to in question number 76, Tillapaugh claims that a person who has a thorough knowledge of phonics will be able to attack independently 94 percent of our English words that contain just the short sounds of vowels. Therefore, what is the total number of words this researcher proclaims to be in the English language that contain the short vowel sounds of a, e, i, o, u,?

80. The short sound of the letter E is not the same sound that an old man who is hard of hearing makes when he cups his hand over his ear to hear you better. And he says, "Eh?"

TRUE OR FALSE

81. The short sound of the letter U is the same sound that you would make if you were trying to lift your car up by reaching under the back bumper and straining real hard. You"d be saying, "Uh...Uh...Uh".
Yes, it is just so heavy that you cannot stop making the painful short sound of the letter U that we learned in the word, UMBRELLA.

Come on, let's lift! " Uh...Uh...Uh...Uh...Uh...Uh...Uh".
Okay,take a break. Therefore the short sound of the letter U is not like the first sound you hear in the word, "Uhhhhh...MBRELLA!"
Hey, you better move that car before it starts to rain!

TRUE OR FALSE

82. According to examples given for learning the long and short vowels that you have reviewed, is the following a true or false statement?

TRUE OR FALSE

A+ as in APRON
A- as in APPLES

E+ as in EAT
E- as in EXACTLY

83. According to examples given for learning the long and short vowels that you have reviewed, is the following a true or false statement?

TRUE OR FALSE

O+ as in OPEN
O- as in OX

A+ as in APE
A- as in ATTITUDE

84. According to examples given for learning the long and short vowels that you have reviewed, is the following a true or false statement?

TRUE OR FALSE

E+ as in EAT
E- as in EGG

I+ as in IGLOO
I- as in ICE

85. According to examples given for learning the long and short vowels that you have reviewed, is the following a true or false statement?

TRUE OR FALSE

O+ as in OPEN
O- as in OX

U+ as in LUCY
U- as in UMBRELLA

86. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK:

Certain words are spelled funny so you can see more clearly how to __________ the original lyrics with the vowel sounds.

87. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK:

An individual will have independent command of 62 percent of our phonetic syllables when he or she recognizes short vowel blends. he or she will have the key to unlock another 20 percent of our phonetic syllables when he or she understands blends with vowels made long by final and long vowel equivalents. An understanding of vowels modified by r will contribute another 10 percent to the individual's reading ability. Only the remaining ____percent of the reading situations confronting the person will need to be dealt with as special cases, or word analysis. Even then phonetic rules govern.

88. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANKS:

When you can sing the Jingle Bell song taught on the page you were given to review, you will be able to decode _________% of all _______letter words and __________in the English language.

 

89. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANKS:

In the directions given on the page you were referred to, it is stated that: Each vowel has a long sound which will be symbolized by a _________ sign after the vowel. In the directions given on the page you were referred to, it is stated that: Each vowel has a short sound which will be symbolized by a ________sign after the vowel .

90. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANKS:

___________ Tillapaugh is a reading ___________ in the State of __________.

 

91. PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK:

This original material is copyright _________ by Bill and Janae Cooksey


Please email your enrollment information and supervisor's test answers to usareadingschool@yahoo.comand put "ENROLLMENT-TEST" in the subject for quickest response.

If you have shown persistence in taking this test and if you have shown a willingness to make the effort to get the answers correct, then you don't have to worry about the outcome of the test. Your test results will be evaluated according to the efforts we see that you've put into this test, your ability to follow directions and read instructions, and according to the level of education you, yourself, have attained as stated in your enrollment application. A qualified supervisor must show a willingness to READ directions, follow instructions and exhibit a desire to best present the material in the most successful way possible. If you seriously answer all 91 questions, you will not be turned away. We try to provide what we feel will be the best possible program of assistance for the supervisor and student based upon the supervisor's test.

Remember, please send the above enrollment information and test answers with the subject "ENROLLMENT-TEST" to the following email address:

usareadingschool@yahoo.com

If you do not put "ENROLLMENT-TEST" in the subject, our reply to you is GUARANTEED TO BE DELAYED.

If your email is returned or does not arrive at its destination as sometimes happens, please resend it. You should hear from us within 24 to 48 hours. This holds true for any and all future communication. We have enrolled supervisors who have waited two weeks to inform us that they didn't receive a reply when they sent their test to a WRONG email address. Do not wait more than forty-eight hours to let us know if this happens to you.

If you do not send us all the enrollment information and all the test answers all completed in one email, you will automatically be deleted and there will be no personal reply sent to you. If you send us all that we ask for, you should hear from us within 48 hours. If for some reason you do not, please resubmit.

We will notify you of your acceptance into our program. If for some reason you are not accepted, you will also be notified along with any suggestions about resubmitting.

The directions given above do NOT instruct you to send the information in the form of an attachment. Please do not send an attachment. We do not open attachments.

HOW TO COPY AND PASTE:

Please copy each question below and paste it into your email "compose" page. Then below each question, please type your answer to the question above.

Highlight each question that you wish to copy by dragging your mouse over that which you wish to copy, with your finger pressing down on the left side of the mouse. Then copy the highlighted words by right clicking your mouse. Right clicking your mouse will bring up a menu. In that menu, you will see the word COPY. Bring the mouse down to highlight the word, click COPY and your highlighted words which you wish to copy will be automatically copied.

Then paste in what you copied to your blank email page in which you COMPOSE your letters. Paste in what you copied.

HOW TO PASTE: Right clicking your mouse will bring up a menu. In that menu, you will see the word PASTE. Bring the mouse down to highlight the word, click PASTE and your highlighted words which you wish to copy will be automatically pasted into the email page you are composing.

You will usually find the COPY and PASTE in the RIGHT CLICK menu of your mouse but if you don't have a right click mouse then look under EDIT in the menu that is usually at the top of your BROWSER page. You will find COPY and PASTE in that menu too.

When you have copied and pasted your word selection into your email compose page, you are ready to type in your answers by using your keyboard.

Copyright 1997 by Bill and Janae Cooksey, All rights reserved. No part of this material may be published in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher.