Reading is Easy

Reading does not need to be as difficult If as it has been in the past for millions of people. Indeed, when a constant pattern is followed, learning to read can be very easy. At the end of (6) weeks of practicing the sounds using the phonetics charts, the learner should already be able to read/pronounce any word that he/she encounters. If at the end of (6) weeks, the student still cannot read, do not despair. Go back to your original "A" chart and say the sounds of B-A-B, B-A-C, B-A-D, ETC. C-A-B, C-A-C, C-A-D, ETC. ATTENTION FACILITATOR: IF THE LEARNER IS NOT ABLE TO PROCEED AS SCHEDULED, PLEASE TRY TO FIGURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS.

Even though the variable sounds for all the letters are necessary to know, our primary concern and focus will be the vowel sounds.

The words below are what we will call "key words". These words are provided in order to give both the facilitator and the learner a guide that can be used for comparative study.

The learner should first learn to pronounce the vowels in Latin.

a as in father

e as in education

i as in ink

o as in oat

u as in boot [note: compare the word toot (oo)]


The learner must now learn the vowels as they sound in English.

a as in day

e as in eve

i as in idea

o as in toe

u as in you

y as in boy or dye

The above examples are to be learned as our model, you will later learn to recognize other sounds that these letters have in other words, but for now we will learn these sounds. You will practice each letter of the alphabet as it connects with the vowel using both sounds that the example charts are providing for you.

ATTENTION: Both the facilitator and learner must practice the "virtue" known as PATIENCE. Patience will be the key factor in learning to draw neat lines, which will, intersect to form a BUTTERFLY.

When the learner has completed the 6 or 12 weeks working with the vowel charts and is reading with some degree of satisfaction, he/she (the learner) is to read aloud the summary that follows.

The facilitator must be carefully cognizant of any words that the learner has trouble with. Reading words without comprehension is NOT TRUE reading. The facilitator is to ask the learner to look up in a dictionary any and all words that the learner does not understand.

Monkee C. Munkeedoo tells Jr. Drug Drakon, "You need to learn to read if you want to be truly smart when you grow up. Let's look at the rest of this reading excercise."