Overview

The Codings
The Dekodiphukan book introduces the child to 44 sounds.  However, the child does not need to know all 44 sounds to begin the program

The first and second levels of the program are divided into five areas:

Triangle                       The child knows the first 8 sounds
Circle                           The child knows the first 16 sounds
Square                          The child knows the first 24 sounds
Rectangle                     The child knows the first 32 sounds
Star                              The child knows all 44 sounds

Arrows                        The arrow indicating where reading begins

The first level of the program presents the child with words that are only two sounds in length.  Triangle, Circle, Square, Rectangle and Star symbols indicating this level are plain.

The second level of the program presents the child with words that are only three sounds in length.  Triangle, Circle, Square, Rectangle and Star symbols indicating this level are indicated by a happy face inside the symbol.

The color-coding for the geometric shapes are important in matching Booklet activities with those of Picture Packets-Words, for which the Booklets are a prerequisite.

Once the child has passed through the two and three sound levels of the program and begins the phrase level of activities, it is assumed that the child knows all 44 sounds.  At that point any of the activities for the higher levels may be done in any order.  The triangle, circle, square, rectangle and star codes no longer indicate levels of difficulty.

Heart                             The child knows all 44 sounds

Heart codings are only used at the phrase level.  Heart-level activities may be done in any order.

Dekodiphukan (pronounced decode if you can)
Children’s Storybook written in rhyme
Also available in book form through the Center's website
Introduces the 44 sounds or phonemes of the English language
Rhyme used for clarity in sound identification
To be read the first time by the parent or teacher to the child
Parents unclear about sound pronouncements may play audios
Child uses audio play buttons for subsequent readings
Downloadable wall cards
Downloadable Sound Summary for Parents

Two and Three-Sound Flipbooks
Teach the child the sounds
Model for the child the blending of sounds into words
Provide the child with the basic vocabulary for subsequent activities

Two and Three-Sound Booklets
The child’s first experience in reading the sounds on his or her own
24 two-sound booklets and 20 three-sound booklets
Audio hints provided
Booklets at each level must be read before beginning Picture Packets at that same level

Reading Worksheets
The child’s second experience at reading the sounds on his or her own
Presented in parallel with Booklets
Presented before the Picture Packet-Words Apps
40 worksheets each at the two-sound, three-sound and phrase levels
Audio hints provided for the sounds at the two and three-sound levels

Stamping
Introduced at the Triangle level
An assessment tool for the sounds a child hears in words
Allows children to stamp words and phrases of their own creation
Used by the child to write stories once all 44 sounds are known
Stories are savable, editable, and printable
Parent may modify a child’s stories for use at the transition level
When ready, the child writes these same stories in traditional letters using the decoding chart

Picture Packets -Words
The child’s first experience in reading the sounds words with no audio hints
24 two-sound pages and 20 three-sound pages
Booklets at each level are prerequisite for each Word Picture Packets at the same level

Picture Packets - Phrases
The skill of reading individual words is expanded to include reading whole phrases
Prerequisites - knowing all of the sounds and being able to read two and three sound words

Decoding Chart
Converts words written in sounds to words written in letters
The vehicle for transitioning the child from sounds to letters
Introduced once the child can comfortably read phrases
A lesson in its use is presented in the Writing Worksheet instructions
Available in two different App forms
Also downloadable from the Center's website

Writing Worksheets
The Writing Worksheets in combination with the Decoding Chart transition the child from reading with sounds to reading with letters
Use of the Worksheets and the Decoding Chart is learned by the parent-teacher first, who then teaches the child

Picture Packets - Transition
Introduced in tandem with the Writing Worksheets
No specific lesson associated with the letters is given to the child
Letter association take place in the Writing Worksheets and Sightword Apps

Sightword Worksheets
Introduced after the child has completed the Writing Worksheets at the two and three-sound levels
Teaches the child a basic site vocabulary of 157 words
Audio tests are provided to insure the child knows the words

Outlaw Words
Words with spellings that are not found on the Decoding Chart
A starter list is provided
Instructions for creating a unique home list are provided

Picture Packets - Vowels
Introduced after the child can read Picture Packet-Transition words with ease

Creative Writing
The child who reaches the creative writing level of written expression has learned all this program has to teach him or her
What remains is cementing this learning by providing the child the opportunity to use the skills he or she has acquired

Hand Writing
Assistance provided for parents who will be teaching their child to write letters

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Reading Program Video Presentation


The video presentation is of the classroom version of the Program.

The classroom components parallel, but are not identical to the iPad apps.