NEW! We now have FREE on-line games as well as FREE on-line flash cards to accompany this program. Go to BlastOffToReading.com, select "Phonics Games>Free Online Games" for the games, and "Dictations & Flash Cards" for the flash cards.
I Can Fly - Reading program, books A & B, are reading and writing workbooks which provide lessons in phonics for children who are just beginning to learn to read. The methods used in these books are based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, in that every sound is taught in a cumulative manner with repetition. This is done so that poor readers, and those who are, or may be, dyslexic, will learn to read and write and not fall behind.
If your young student (age 5 to 7) has had problems with speech, and is not grasping the concepts of reading and writing when compared to his or her peers, and/or there is a family relative with dyslexia, then your student may have dyslexia and will benefit from the Orton-Gillingham approach.
Each lesson introduces a new sound followed by many exercises reinforcing the material just taught. In addition, there are on-line games, at the author's website, to make learning to read fun!
Book A: the alphabet, consonants, vowels, consonant blends, FLOSS words, high frequency words, 'ch', 'sh', 'th', 'ck', 'ng', 'nk', VCV, 'oo', 'ou' and 'ow' as /ou/.
Book B: 'ow' as long 'o', 'ay', 'ar', 'er', 'ir', 'or', 'ur', 'oy', 'oi', long vowel teams, the letter 'y', words ending with 'ie', 'ew', long 'o' words, long'i' words, 'qu', 'au', 'aw', 'alk', 'ct', 'ea' as short 'e', protecting short vowels, and past tense words.