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Phonics Tutor CD-Rom Windows


 
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Ages: 6+
Grade Levels: 1-12

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Product Code: 042-142

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As a teaching parent, you know that the most important educational tool you will ever give your child is the ability to read fluently. Failing that, your child will experience a lifetime of missed opportunities. For many children, the reading process is a thrilling adventure and a simple phonics program is enough. For other children, the process is a wearisome journey and after selling reading materials for many years we realize that for some children, a simple approach will not be sufficient.

We have had the sad experience of counseling moms whose children's education has been all but been obliterated because they are not competent readers. Twenty years ago, we were scornful of the need for high-priced phonics programs; now we are advocates of using whatever it takes to get a child to read fluently. If your older child has never mastered reading, or needs a little remedial help, may we suggest PhonicsTutor?

After months investigating many other phonics programs, both written and computerized, we found nearly every other reading program is geared for 4 - to 7-year-olds. By the time you realize that you have a potential problem in your home, your child will have outgrown the silliness of many of these programs.

With no dancing bears or racing bunnies, PhonicsTutor seems uniquely designed to meet the needs of the reluctant or non-reading older child. PhonicsTutor is a step-by-step computerized teaching tool with 128 lessons and seven activities within each lesson to instruct and reinforce the main topic. All 3,500 words are presented orally along with associated spelling rules. Phonetic analysis, reading, word spelling and diction activities make PhonicsTutor appealing to all learning modalities. No other program we examined has matched PhonicsTutor for thoroughness and ease of use. It is a perfect format for the older non-reader or special need child. A young child who is already reading but needs additional phonics work may find Frequent Words, (see software), more appropriate.

Reading does not have to be an arduous, painful task that has to be achieved on anyone else's timetable but your own, but it does have to be achieved. If you think that you have a child who needs help in this area, and is ready for this assistance, then that should be your one goal this year. We believe the PhonicsTutor programs can help even the most desperate reader to build competency. And, since such a large percentage of spelling is the ability to correlate sounds to a series of letters, PhonicsTutor likewise excels as a spelling program. If your child agonizes over notorious spelling or the pronunciation of unfamiliar words, you won't find a better program.
Features
Download a Phonics Tutor demo.
View Phonics Tutor table of contents.

Program allows multiple user logins.

Publisher's Information
Publisher: 4:20 Communications
Made In: USA

Computer Requirements:
  • Windows 7, XP/95/98, Win NT 4.0 ME, & 2000
  • 8 MB RAM
  • 4MB free hard disk space
  • Windows compliant sound output device
  • SVGA
  • Mouse

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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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    I highly recommend this product! August 23, 2010
    Reviewer: Wendy from Freeport, NY  
    Our son has a reading disability and we love using this to reinforce what he is learning with his tutor. I highly recommend this product! It tracks your child's scores so you can let your child work independently. We also used this product 10 yrs. ago for our other children.

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    Multi-grade use! October 23, 2008
    Reviewer: Valerie H. from Concord, CA  
    This is a straightforward phonics program that I use with my 6 year old emergent reader And my 10 year old who reads far above grade level but can barely spell.  Both like the fact that it's not babyish--no silly songs or dancing letters.

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    This program really helped my son October 17, 2008
    Reviewer: Dorothy T. from Vienna, VA  
    My son was very slow in learning to read. This program really helped him to sound out the word and develop a flow as he started the reading process.  It did not take long to find success and he was pleased with his accomplishments with his reading skill.

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