WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY AFTER BEING ENROLLED?
MOM PROCLAIMS ONLINE PHONICS IS GOOD MEDICINE
I was just browsing thru the web and decided to look up phonics, because my daughter is having problems in school,and she says if I bought her hooked on phonics she would do better in school. I ran across this and read the letters from parents who have tried your lessons and I asked her if she thought this would be good for her and she got all excited that she would be able to read like the other kids in her 3rd grade classroom.
My child has been on medicine for 3
years for ADHD. Most of her teachers just ignored her and sat her
to the back of the classroom and sent her homework home for me to
do with her. But now she has entered 3rd grade and she says she
is having a hard time with reading. That's when she saw phonics
on television and she is hoping she will be at the level the
other students are at reading by using phonics . She is also in
speech class so we are hoping this will also help her out in her
speech. I know this program will be good for her, because she is
willing to do her best at this and I am willing to do my best
THREE WEEKS LATER
HERE'S WHAT MOM HAD TO REPORT
MOM GASPS AS DAUGHTER SITS STILL!
MY DAUGHTER IS HAVING A REALLY GOOD TIME AT DOING THIS.
I HAVEN'T SEEN HER SIT AT ONE SPOT THIS LONG WITHOUT ANY MEDICINE TO CONTROL HER.
THIS HAS REALLY CAUGHT HER ATTENTION AND SHE IS HAVING A BLAST! (ME TOO.)
I AM SO GLAD I FOUND YOU WONDERFUL PEOPLE!! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
THANK YOU AGAIN,
"ONE HAPPY MOM"
THIS LADY'S CHILD HAD TO BE DRAGGED TO THE CLASSROOM FOR LESSONS UNTIL NOW
I couldn't remember the exact date that we had enrolled Collins....I am sorry if this is a little late.
We have been so busy with the lessons we have hardly noticed the calendar!! I am SOOOOOO excited about this program!
Collins enjoys the songs and activities SO much! I just can't believe he is the same child! Before, he would DRAG himself to the classroom ( renovated basement!! LOL ) to do his studies...now he races me there! The first thing he asks everyday is " do we getta learn letters today mom?? "
Thanks so much for the lessons...and for providing me with the knowledge that I need to TEACH him what he needs to know !
"WE DON'T HAVE MUCH BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE ALWAYS SEEM TO MAKE IT."
Thank you so much for getting back to me. I want to let you know that I think your program is wonderful!! I have read thru the first 2 weeks and it looks like it is going to work out great. Anything that makes it fun surely keeps them interested for a long time. Thank you so much for providing this program. Being a homeschooler with 3 kids......and #4 due in 4 more weeks it is nice to know there are people out there who are willing to share their ideas without such high costs. We don't have much, but by the Grace of God we always seem to make it.
Thank you again.
MOM SAYS, "THIS PHONICS PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE PERFECT FOR MY SON!"
Dear Bill & Janae,
THANK YOU for such an ENCOURAGING letter! I'm so excited about this! I can only HOPE and PRAY that Charlie will be! I'm going to try to check out some of the site tonight when I can get him to sleep. He doesn't sleep well at all, so we may be working very late at night sometimes.
From what I was reading on the website before I sent in the application, I think this is going to be PERFECT for Charlie! It sounds as if you start at the very beginning sounds and letters, which I feel is exactly what he needs! In fact, I couldn't agree with you more that it is what ALL people who are trying to learn to read need.
May God bless you both RICHLY and many times over for doing such a wonderful thing for the public!
I know without a doubt that the two of you must have faced many hardships throughout life. It is only by enduring hard times that you can TRULY know God's awesome power and love. And from it comes the grace to do things such as what you're doing.
One more quick thing before I close.........for a service as great as what you're supplying for FREE, I think it's a MUST that you qualify supervisors like you do before enrolling the students! Like you said, it does tell you a lot about whether a person is really sincere and interested in doing this.
I look forward to the weeks ahead. Again, I send you my utmost respect and humble appreciation!
HERE IS A WONDERFUL TESTIMONY
FROM A DEDICATED PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER
WHO HAS BEEN USING THIS ONLINE COURSE
FOR HER STUDENTS SINCE MAY OF 1998
Nederland Independent School District
C. O. Wilson Middle School
220 17th Street
Nederland, Texas 77617
Gary Tiner, Principal
June 17, 1999
The International School of Foundational Phonics
P.O. Box 81173
Las Vegas, Nevada 89180-1173 USA
Attention: Bill and Janae Cooksey
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cooksey:
I would like to write a few words to express my appreciation to you and your company for allowing me to use your program with my students. I am not sure at this point just how I located you and your program, but let me say how grateful I am.
I wrote to you in May of 1998, asking permission to use your material in a remedial reading class I was teaching in our summer session. You allowed me the privilege and experience of using an intensive phonics program for the first time although I had taught school for thirty plus years. My slow readers made gains of one to several years in word attack skills, which provided a basis for them to be able to decode their assignments. Initially the exercises were "too easy" which provided them with success. On days that I didn't totally complete lessons, students began to ask why; this in itself was a plus factor as these were almost nonreaders who had been in public school for five to seven years. Their favorite exercises were "Reading with Janae." This became our daily drill selecting different passages each time. I even sent home part of one of the exercises allowing the opportunity for the parents to interact with their children.
During the 1998-1999 school year you allowed me the use of your program once again as I had some underachievers and poor readers. Although I didn't use the program daily as I had in summer school, I did use it regularly three days a week. The students demonstrated success.
Now it is summer time again and our annual summer session is almost ending its third week. Perhaps my enthusiasm for your program is contagious among the students, but both classes are eager to get the other exercises behind them as they want to "get on" with their 'Phonics Drill,' their term for our daily work.
I just wanted to thank you one more time for allowing me the privilege of using your online phonics lessons and allowing me the freedom to adjust the lessons to the ability level of my classes. If I could select the favorite exercise of my fifth grade students, it would be the "Reading with Janae" sections followed by the various songs. All children love to sing, and singing songs that will teach, as well as entertain them, is a plus factor.
5th Grade Teacher
Here is part
of an enrollment letter we received recently
from a concerned Mother about her son's problems:
Dear Bill and Janae,
My son has had problems with learning to read. Public schools have no time or desire to take the extra effort he needs. That's why I am taking the time & effort. We need all the help we can get. He knows his alphabet and can write the letters. We need reading help though.
Can you help us?
Then in only a few weeks we
received this report from the Mom.
My son and I are enjoying your program immensely.
He is not only learning but it gives us a chance for quality time together uninterrupted.
A Mom From Georgia
WE ARE SO
HAPPY TO RECEIVE REPORTS LIKE THIS ONE THAT
TELLS OF OUR PROGRAM BEING USED TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN
TO READ IN SCHOOLS AND HOMES ALL OVER THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
Dear Bill and Janae,
I've downloaded the lessons and will be going through them this week.
I will need some time to work out how to incorporate the programme into our school schedule as we have a syllabus to complete.
Alternatively, I'll do it with the students only from next year.
Our academic year here in Malaysia is from January - November.
I will keep you informed.
I'm thankful to God that you're willing to share your programme at no cost so that many may learn to read.
A Veteran School Teacher in Malaysia
MOM SAYS THE WHOLE PROGRAM IS LIKE A GAME TO HER CHILD
I hope I haven't missed my fourteen day deadline for the progress report. When I began the program I waited for the coming Monday to begin, so I could follow the laid out schedule you suggested.
I am on my second week and have decided to stay on the first lesson for another week. My daughter really likes the program! I'll say "program" even though she just thinks we are having a good time. I also enjoy the program but the reason I am staying on the first lesson is because I feel she hasn't grasped the ABC's as completely as she should to move forward.
The games are her favorite, and actually, the whole program is like a game to a child. The only thing I had to change was the A story, she said it made her sad when we ate the apple! So we had fun making new stories for all the letters. She loves Cee Cee though, so we kept Cee Cee like she was, red toe nails and all.
Blind man's bluff is her strong point, she can nail every one on the first try. Oddly enough though, when the mask comes off she has trouble with identification of the letters. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.....
I wish saying thank you would express my gratitude for what you have offered through all your hard work, but it will never cover how much I appreciate what you have done, nevertheless! Thank you from my heart and God bless you and your family.
RUB-A-DUB-DUB.........LET'S SING PHONICS SONGS IN THE TUB! Bill and Janae,
I'm sorry but I think its been more than 2 weeks since my last update. My daughter and I have slowly been plugging away. She enjoys the songs. Also she decided to draw pictures for all the flashcards. We are about halfway through the alphabet. She is getting good and thinking up words that use the sounds of each letter.
I wish I had more time to spend with her on this. Its hard working full-time, come home cook dinner, help her with homework, and then try and squeeze a few minutes of the phonics study. To save some time, I thought we would do the songs during bathtime. I'll let you know how that works out.
From Hawaii With Love
MY SON HAS A "NEW" ATTITUDE Hi There Bill & Janae,
Just a little update on my son . He is doing
just great. He is even showing improvement in his school work and
Thank you for your kindness.
In Christ Alone,
BOBBY IS NOW SOUNDING OUT WORDS ON HIS OWN
Dear Bill and Janae,
Bobby is doing well. Catching on to his reading really well. I want to thank you for this lovely program. I can see a big improvement in his reading. He is now taking books and sounding out more words on his own and is doing very well.
Thank you again for such a wonderful program. Thank you also for all your hard work and time that it has taken you to put this program together.
I hope that Bobby will continue his success with his reading. I am sure that he will. Thank you again.
NOW DJ WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN BY BRAILLE
Hi, I can't believe how fast the weeks are going. Six weeks ago we had two little boys that were all boy. They both love to run and play, they love following their fathers around doing the things little boys do.
Both boys had little desire to learn how to read. Melvin was afraid that it would make him grow up too fast and Donnie really never even thought about it. Now we have two little boys that run around singing songs, showing us letters that they have printed and telling us all the stories. It has been great.
We are looking forward to the weeks to come and so are they. They have a desire to put the letters into words and are very excited at the thought of reading their own stories at bedtime. Thank you very much to putting this program together so that we were able to change their lives.
Both boys can print and recognize all the letters now and have started to learn the vowel sounds and even have a lot of the other letter sounds. DJ's cornea is now 90% clear, which is great. Our doctor told us that it could clear 100%, but 90% was considered a good cornea. DJ, not yet three, has been learning his letters by sight with the boys. His therapists are in awe at how well he is doing.
DJ started talking at about 4 months, he has a memory that is unreal. One of his favorite books is "Are You a Bullfrog?" He read it for one of his therapists the other day word for word. Of course it was by memory. He loves all the stories in the phonics lessons and listens intently during story time.
He will be starting a daily Braille course right after we finish your course, hopefully we will be able to teach his older brother also. Thanks again and we'll let you know how their doing again in two weeks.
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, READ THIS!
We received this enrollment
a few months ago.
The Mother wrote:
Here is our daughter's information:
Linda has Down Syndrome and was in the Public School System since Preschool...She never learned to read...it was just fun coloring time....
We just received this
progress report last week from the Mom.
Since registering with your program: Linda has learned all the sounds for the letters in the alphabet....her handwriting is hampered a bit because of low muscle tone, but she can make the letters~there is some confusion with lower case d and b and p. She can match up about 85 percent of upper and lower case letters. She also knows the short vowel sounds (lesson six). We have been hovering around lesson six and seven for quite a while~ Linda works very slowly, but she does learn! The repetition and constant daily work help keep her fresh. I can tell if we miss a day she needs more review.
She had surgery this fall and had had a few infections, including some ear infections...this has hampered auditory discrimination on the b, p,t,d sounds, BUT even with all this she has come so far since this past summer, when she could not even recognize letters, except for capital A!!!
Thank you so much!
MOM HAS HER OWN CREATIVE STYLE AND IT WORKS!
RACHEL IS SO MUCH ENJOYING THE PROGRAM. SHE CRACKS UP ON THE "A" STORY. SHE LOVES TO SHARE THE STORIES AND THE SONGS. MY SON IS JOINING IN THE GAMES ANDTHE WRITING ASSIGNMENTS AND LIKES IT TOO. WE ARE LEARNING DIFFERENT TYPE OF APPLES THROUGH THE "A" STORY. IT GOES LIKE THIS....AMY MET A GALA, GRANNY SMITH, RED DELICOUS, MACINTOSH, ETC.....
I BUY A VARIETY OF APPLE AND EVERYTIME SHE EATS ONE SHE TELLS THE STORY NAMING THE TYPE OF APPLE SHE IS EATING. SHE TAKES A BITE THEN I SAY THE APPLE'S LINE. IT'S A BLAST!
THANKS FOR TEACHING THE WORLD TO READ AND US TOO.
MOM APPLAUDS SONG THAT TEACHES VOWEL SOUNDS
Johnny is doing wonderfully. I was really surprised at the things that he
did not have a stable foundation in. He struggled alot with the short sounds
of e and i. He has them down now thanks to the jingle bell song. His
reading and spelling has surprisingly begun to improve already. I see the
importance of taking it slow and going over everything. He is even more
confident. It's working. Thank you so much.
MOM CREATIVELY TELLS HOW SHE WOULD EXPLAIN "FOUNDATION"
I would explain the importance of building a good base by probably
telling the child a story of the three pigs and the wolf -where-in each
time the base was weak the worf was able to tear the house down and eat
up the pig --but the pig with the good , strong house could survive
because his home was made of strong foundation. Similarly a good
foundation to any language was equally important.
LOOK AT HOW MUCH THESE YOUNG CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!
Hello I know it has not been two weeks yet since we have started the phonics
program but I wanted to thank you so much. My son is already identifying the
letters. I tried everything before and I could not get him to learn at all.
But he is now learning and is eager to learn. My son is four. My daughter
who is two is now learning as well. She is participating with every lesson I
do with him. It is so exciting to me to see them actually learning. My son
can already identify momma A,B,C and baby abc. In less then two weeks! this is
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