"I teach phonics at a Kindergarten program at a Catholic School in Savannah, Georgia. Your books are fantastic. The dialogue is fun, the pictures are amusing. What can be better than laughing and learning at the same time?
Thank you, D.T."
"I printed out several of your Progressive Phonics books and I think they are great! I am using them in a Title I reading program for my struggling readers (grades 1-3). I know the speech therapist loves the site too. She is also utilizing your site and copying books to help her students w/speech!
"I've been using the books to consolidate spelling and phonics with my Grade Two class, and it has proven to be a fantastic exercise! Thank you!"
"I happened upon your site...my lucky day!
Visual spatial: pages are "calm" ...not overwhelmed with distracters that can produce anxiety and/or too much stimulation
Emphasis: the coloring coding to assist with student's focus etc. is fabulous (wish I had a color copier)
Comprehension: a page could be read aloud and students could provide their own illustration (class book).
Parent education: I appreciate your info page to parents as it coincides with the message I communicate to parents and students.
Thanks for sharing your creative efforts!
"Many thanks for your books that I downloaded to use with the children in my class. The children love using them as part of their activities at Reading time. They have helped them understand the sounds vowels make in words.
"I teach a Year 2/3 class - 6 and 7 year olds in Christchurch, New Zealand.
"Thanks for making them available.
"I am a preschool owner/teacher, and tutor. I have just finished rearranging all my other material to coincide with your books. What I absolutely love the most is that I can send a page home with the children and I know that their parents will read WITH them that night. Parents are so very busy these days and its easy for them to let their minds wander while painfully trying to listen to a child stagger through a basal reader. With ”Progressive Phonics” however, they can accomplish a lot in just a minute or two a night which can be attributed to the fact that they are fully present, because the very nature of your books require that they pay attention to read along. I believe children are very aware of the passive manners of adults and delight to know they have their full attention when reading along with mom or dad.
I can’t wait to see your new books!"
Dear Progressive Phonics,
I LOVE your books and so do my students. I am a resource specialist and these books are perfect for my students because they are simple, don't have a lot of text, and only cover one or two concepts per page. The red words really help the kids concentrate on the concepts they are learning and the stories are really fun to read. They are great for choral reading, individual practice and homework. They move slowly enough that I can diagnose whether my students have gotten the concept or not.
"I was very impressed with your progressive phonics books, especially with the idea that many frequently used words cannot be learned with phonics rules. I will be using your books from now on." M.S.