An Amazing Circus of Phonograms Act 2

Would you like to make learning the multiletter phonograms a memorable experience?

How the book was born:

An Amazing Circus of Phonograms Act 2 is a continuation of the last 22 of the 44 multiletter phonograms. Early learners will enjoy the fantastic and humorous acts presented by each phonogram and their friends.

Act II Awards

1st place - Fiction Fantasy
3rd Place - Children's Illustrations
2nd Place - Children's Story Books
August 18 – 20, 2017 Dick and I went to the CIPA Awards Banquet in Denver, Co. The banquet was held at the Forney Museum of Transportation in Denver. It was an exciting night for us. My book, An Amazing Circus of Phonograms Act 2 placed in the three categories which we won finalist in. In the category – Fiction Fantasy, I won first place. In the category – Chlidren’s Story Books, I placed second, and in the category of Children’s Illustrations, I placed third. We had a wonderful dinner and met many other authors. They have been giving out these awards for the past 23 years to self published writers. They based the winners on points. On some awards there were no first or second places. One of the first criteria was there could be no more than 1 error in 5 random pages, including punctuation. There was a lot of competition. About 150 people attended the banquet. Some winners were not present. It was a thrill to be there in person to receive the awards.

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All three of my books are a great resource for teachers and parents in teaching spelling and reading. When they come across a phonogram such as “ie” in the words yield and pie, the pronunciation can be easily explained to the child. The “ie” has two sounds – long e sound as in yield and long i sound as in pie. With this information, the child can then go on to words such as belief and die and can figure out which sound of “ie” to use. Being able to sound out words gives children a feeling of accomplishment and autonomy to work on their own. My books are also a great resource for those who are learning English as a second language. Most languages are phonetic. English is a conglomerate of other languages, but for the most part, eighty percent of the English language can be taught phonetically with these seventy phonograms. When they can relate to phonics, English learners find it easier to learn the language phonetically.