Welcome to studyphonics.com! I am honored that you are visiting! My goal is to teach you how to better teach others how to read English. I have written a 69 page book (only about 30 pages of reading, and the rest is a set of reference charts), created a set of flashcards (if you are into that kind of thing), AND created a set of workbooks that teach handwriting, reading and spelling all in one! Everything is posted on this website and are available for free! Click on the “Book” tab to view, read, and print the PDF of the book, flashcards, and all the Workbooks.
The MAIN reason I am going to all the effort to create a website, write a book, and eventually create YouTube videos is to spread awareness of TRUE phonics principles as well as how to teach people how to read. Many of these ideas were lost over a hundred years ago, and some of them I have thought of myself (ex: the “Consonant-Vowel Spectrum.) Many things that I will teach are common knowledge. But, everybody knows different things, so I am hoping to combine everything YOU need to know to teach someone else how to read.
I have a B.S. degree in geology and nearly 20 years of experience in teaching my children how to read. Before I had children I volunteered as an adult reading tutor for my community, and I took some training classes to help to prepare me to volunteer. I wish I knew then what I know now! It has been a very challenging journey, but I have studied and learned a lot!
My book contains the information I wish I knew 20 years ago when I embarked on trying to teach people how to read. I do not know of anywhere else on the planet that you will be able to find the collection of information found in my book, presented in the way it is presented. If you can’t tell after reading my book, I’m the kind of girl that loves charts and graphs! I love my information organized in a visual format! I also wish someone had taught me when I was learning how to read what I know now!
Everything on my website is free for anyone to use. 20 years ago my husband and I were poor college students with a young family. I want to make teaching people how to read affordable and doable. I hope that you will find something I say to be helpful for you.