New Reading System “How To Teach Reading, A Golden Age Success Model, The Blueprint of an Easy, Complete System!”

Welcome to Phonics Reading Pro! It is my heart’s desire to pass the torch of knowledge and wisdom that I have garnered over the years.

This is a very personal topic for me. I first learned how teaching reading to young students was such a challenge and was associated with high retention rates… when it affected my little girl.

She was a very bright, beautiful and vibrant first grader. Her teacher never gave any indication that she was having a problem with reading until the end of the school year. By that time it was too late for me to do anything that could make any change significant enough to help her get promoted to the next grade level.

I remember how sad she was. It still makes me feel like crying…even to this day. How on earth could that have happened? She was reading the little books that, occasionally, they sent home.

Later I found out that the mini books were being memorized. And that beyond that…independent reading and phonics were not even a part of the curriculum in any meaningful way.

I set out on a journey to make it right for her. I promised her that I would get her back to the right grade level. And I did fulfill that promise 7 years later. I put her in private school for as long as I could afford it. And I worked with her to the best of my ability. At the end of 7th grade…because of her excellent grades…she got to skip 8th grade and was back to her regular grade level.

Now let’s fast forward…I got a call from her about her little girl, and only child. History was repeating itself. She was told, although in time, that her daughter was having difficulties with reading. Grandma to the rescue!

At this point, I knew exactly what to do. Since I had become a teacher and taught hundreds of young children, ages 2 through 8 to read with ease while having fun at the same time…I put together a kit for her immediately!

Six weeks later, guess what? Yes, you got it! She was the best reader in her class. And she was teaching other students phonogram patterns!

Although I love teaching children how to read so much, it is time for me to share this with all of the children that I will never have the opportunity meet in person. Also, because I am retiring from teaching…it doesn’t mean that the gift that I have been given has to retire with me.

I have put together this system called “How To Teach Reading, A Golden Age Success Model, The Blueprint of an Easy, Complete System!” so that you can use it for your little girl or boy and have a successful, happy child.

Click here to find out more about my Phonics Reading System, and also please see details on the right hand side of this page!

To your success,

Victoria Pugh

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Letter Writing: a fading skill

Writing a letter

A really important activity you can do with your child is to teach them how to write and send a letter. In our fast paced internet-centric society it’s easy to forget how important writing a good letter is. I don’t know about you, but I still love getting an old fashioned handwritten letter from someone I love every once in a while. So pass the tradition on to your child!

Teach them the standard form of a letter “Dear____, {body of the message}, Love, _______”. Show them how to properly address and stamp an envelope, and have fun waiting for a reply… I’m sure Grandma and Grandpa would be happy to be pen pals with their little star grandchildJ Of course this is an activity you want to start around first grade or when your child has a lot of confidence in writing full sentences.  Eventually, you can take traditional letter writing to the computer and show them how to send emails as well. Happy writing!  

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Old Reading Classic: Little House on the Prairie

While we’re on the subject of old classics, let’s talk about a book series that many kids (girl’s especially) have come to love in their early readings: the Little House the Prairie books. Laura Ingalls Wilder chronicles her life as an early frontier girl in Minnesota. These books are so enjoyable and educational because they show a piece of American history that is often overlooked: the early stages in this country’s development where families had to hunt for their food, build their own houses, plant harvests and hope for survival during rough winter months. Laura’s adventures and life lessons have a way of resonating with children who can see similar situations in their own lives even set in modern times.

There are eight original Little House books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and if you choose to have your child start this book series, try to have them finish the whole series so that they can experience the entire story arc. The book titles are:

 

Little House in the Big Woods
Farmer Boy
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek
By the Shores of Silver Lake

Little Town on the Prairie
The Long Winter
These Happy Golden Years
The First Four Years

And for nostalgia’s sake don’t forget the classic TV series with Michael Landon and Melissa GilbertJ

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