The Sound Way is a life-changing online program that provides all students with a tangible understanding of the mechanics of the English language. In just 10 weeks, we have seen as much as a 6 year improvement in reading, writing and spelling.
By the end of the first week you will observe a dramatic transformation of the writing standard of every student participating in the program.
Through a sequentially developed set of video-teaching lessons, The Sound Way program's video-teacher teaches and leads whole classes (small or large) through a step-by-step process to successfully learn and master the skills of English reading, writing, spelling and clearly pronouncing English words.
The Sound Way provides schools with the wonderful opportunity to have two teachers operating in their classrooms at the same time. As the video-teacher systematically develops and presents the vital phonetic knowledge and understandings on the screen, the students are interactively working along with him recording their work in carefully prepared and provided workbooks; allowing the classroom teacher the freedom to move around the classroom and actively oversight and supervise their students as they work. The results teachers obtain through this cooperative approach to English literacy teaching can only be described as "stunningly amazing". What used to take years, can now be accomplished in a few short months!Purchase Now!
The multi-sensory Sound Way programs begin by first teaching and programming the brain with the 45 sounds (phonemes) that comprise English words and the 75 ways there are of representing these sounds on paper (phonograms). The teaching, drilling and instilling of this esssential phonetic knowledge starts in the very first video-lesson and continues throughout the program. Integrated within this teaching is a thorough explanation and application of the rules of English spelling. This demystifies the reading and writing process and makes it truly understable to the students.
The Sound Way program allows schools to pay per student. At only $22 per student, The Sound Way program is a must-have for all schools!
All of the course content and instruction is provided to the students via the online interactive video lessons. This means the teachers are free to be able to oversight and supervise their students as they work in their student manuals and workshop books.
With the School Launch Pack, schools receive an invaluable online Teacher Training Course, which includes in-depth videos and course instruction materials to help guide students through The Sound Way program.
Swan View Senior High School, Western Australia.
Average improvement of 2 to 3 school years in reading and writing ability in a 10-12 week period - regardless of whether they used the Junior or the Senior program. Older and more mature students have recorded improvements of over six years in their reading ability and four years in their spelling ability in the same timeframe.
In Homes: 12 Weeks - requiring less than 4 hours per week and the completion of three video-lessons; each one takes approximately one and a quarter hours (including Workshop Book activity).
In Schools: 10 weeks (One Term) - requiring 1.25 hours per day; completing 5 lessons per week including the 10 Minute Daily Sentence Construction Exercise and Workshop Book activity.
RTOs and VET Centres: 10 Week Timetable requiring one 1.5 hour lesson to be completed per day, Mon. - Fri; alternatively, 5 Week Timetable - requiring two lessons to be completed per day, Mon. - Fri.
*All of the above can be adapted to suit the local environment and circumstances.*
In Homes: 17 weeks requiring approx 3 hours per week and completing three lessons per week.
In Schools: 11 weeks requiring approx. 1.15 hours per day, completing 5 lessons per week including Sentence Construction Exercise and Workshop Book activity.
Yes, powerfully so!!! The straightforward, clear and positive presentation of the video lessons contained within the program provide a much desired positive change and improvement in participants' self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence; all of which greatly helps and aids them overcome their disabilities.
We see an average improvement
of 2-3 school years' in one term with all students - primary to secondary school.
Through many years, The Sound Way programs have proven itself to work powerfully and effectively in overcoming and getting on top of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD and ADHD; as well as with many others who have learning disorders or special needs.
Our programs focus on the mechanics of the English language. This means in a short periodof time, people are actually taught and learn to truly UNDERSTAND the English language it at its most fundamental level.
Swan View Senior High School has now engaged every student from Years 8 through 11 in the program. We have seen outstanding results with some students increasing their oral reading age beyond 5 years. We have also seen an improvement in whole cohort systemic test performance.
Swan View Senior High School
Interactive Online Video Lessons
The Sound Way program is a complete phonics-based, language arts program. It provides a series of sequentially developed interactive online video lessons. These lessons have proven to consistently raise the literacy standards of participating classes by an average 2 to 3 school-years in one term (10 weeks). All of the lessons are presented by founder Craig Henderson. Craig works methodically and interactively with the students; explaining and drilling key concepts; as they record their work in specially prepared student manuals. This work is then consolidated and reinforced by students then completing and marking the corresponding student Workshop Book exercises for that lesson. At all times throughout the lessons students, along with their teachers, are participating and interacting verbally with Craig as he presents each lesson to them.
Working Along with Craig in Supplied Student Workbooks
Each student receives their own set of workbooks and works along with Craig, filling them out as they go.
Both the junior and senior Sound Way programs commence with the teaching and practising of writing methods, all the way through to completing exercises that get progressively more advanced as the courses go on. Within two weeks from the commencement date teachers, parents and students are all astounded at the standard and quality of the written work the students are producing.
Suggested Timetabling for The Sound Way Programs use in Schools
We recommend students using The Sound Way program in schools complete a full lesson each day, Monday to Friday. Doing this means the entire program can be completed in one term.
Starting with simple words like "cat"; to words like "miscellaneous"
The phonetic teaching and learning is progressive and is based upon scientific evidence and research. All of the essential requirements necessary for competent literacy teaching; recommended by both the Australian "National Enquiry into the Teaching of Literacy - December 2005" and the United States "National Reading Panel Report" of 2000; can be found incorporated within The Sound Way programs! Students start off with basic words and progressively move to more advanced words and more complex sentence structures; yet their steady literacy transformation and improvement continues to stagger and amaze.
"The implementation of The Sound Way Program has truly transformed the reading, writing and spelling abilities of students schoolwide."
"This highly effective program quickly improved our students' literacy levels through integrating clear and explicit phonic teaching with the rules of English spelling."
"We were blown away with the results we gained after the 8 weeks of The Sound Way program. We had students improving up to 5 years in spelling age and over 6 years in reading."