Phonics Plus Five was developed by Dr.
Marion Blank, an award-winning psychologist from Columbia University
and a world-renowned authority on how children learn to read with
over 40 years experience in her field. Dr. Blank has used her innovative
methods to help thousands of children learn to read. Now, with
her groundbreaking new reading program, Phonics Plus Five, she
is making her system available to every parent.
Plus Five is the ONLY system that teaches
all 6 skills required for reading success!
Phonics is THE path to reading. It's why children for generations
have been taught to sound out the ABC's once they enter first
grade. But traditional phonics
is not enough. It's great to be able to figure
out the sounds of words, but by itself, it makes reading unbearably
slow and tedious. At some point, sounding out has to switch over
to instant word recognition. That means doing what you are doing
now—looking at words and immediately recognizing what they
are saying. And that skill also is not enough. In fact,success
in reading calls upon five other essential areas.
Phonics Plus Five offers your child all that is needed
for effective reading and writing.It is the ONLY system that teaches
all 6 skills required for reading success. (Even when phonics
is combined with whole language, only two of the key skills
Designed for children from 4 to 10 years of age, this amazingly effective
and easy-to-use program also benefits older children who are experiencing
difficulties in reading, writing and comprehension.
is Phonics Plus Five unique?
Phonics Plus Five is fundamentally different from other reading
systems available today in both what it teaches and how it teaches.
Current reading systems typically teach a phonics approach, a
whole language approach, or a combination of the two. Phonics teaches
word sounds and whole language teaches books, but those are only
two of the six skills needed for effective reading. Without the
other four, children are often left confused and ill equipped to