The ability to read is the bedrock of education--and phonics is the bedrock of reading. If a child can read fluently, he or she will be able to learn more about all of the other subjects. We must not overlook the incredible importance of how we teach students to read.
Many schools use the look-say method of teaching reading, but this method fails to give students the building blocks (phonics) of reading.
The Reading Adventure manuals provide a step-by-step process for how to teach children to read by using phonics. I am thrilled that this material is now available for use in our schools in Nigeria.
For schools that are passionate about the education of our children, the Reading Adventure manuals should be an essential part of the curriculum.
Mrs. Marlene Wiebe and Mr. Hosea Danjuma have a great vision for empowering teachers with these methods of teaching reading through phonics. They have included many ideas for teaching aids in order to help the students learn to read through as many avenues as possible (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). The end result will be fluent readers who have a strong educational advantage.
For the sake of our children and our future, let's invest in developing our children's ability to read with phonics.