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The "SECRETS" of the Super Hero Vowels (from "The Secret Stories")

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If you have always wanted to try the "SECRET STORIES- Cracking the Reading & Writing Code with the Brain-in-Mind!" then this plump little pack of "Vowel-Secrets" is the perfect "appetizer" for both you AND your students!

(NOTE: The pack targets just the VOWEL SOUNDS ONLY and does not contain all of the SECRET STORIES, as seen on the SECRET STORIES website. If you would like more information, or would like to order the complete SECRET STORIES Classroom Kit, please visit www.TheSecretStories.com)

Did you know that there are "grown-up reading and writing secrets" about WHY letters DON'T make the sounds that they SHOULD in so many words? Knowing the "SECRETS" of our language makes teaching reading and writing a breeze, even at the early grade levels, as learners enjoy EASY-access to even the hardest phonemic skills!

Ripped from the pages of the "SECRET STORIES," this pack provides EVERYTHING needed to teach (and assess!) the long and short vowel sounds for Reading AND Writing.... .... as well as the "SECRETS" about which sound they will make when "Mommy E," "Sneaky Y," or even the "Babysitter Vowels" are around!

Even the "Super-Sonic-Phonic-Blender" has been thrown in to build up learners' skill-automaticity through 'sound-manipulation' practice super-fast decoding and encoding!

The brain-based tools in this pack make learning the short vowel sounds as simple as a game of ‘Pretend!’

Through use of dramatic, action-based cues, learners literally "fall" right into each of the short vowel sounds, and with no "cognitive-processing" required!! Instead of trying to "learn and recall" their sounds, it is the “social-emotive” center within the brain that takes in the information, thus allowing it to be instantly acquired and immediately accessible!
For example:
All of the vowels are "Super Heroes" with a SUPER POWER to "say their name!" (think 'Clark Kent' in Superman!) When not using their super powers, however, each will be in a 'SHORT-N-LAZY" disguise, so as to avoid being recognized! For example, when "Short-e" is being "SHORT-N-LAZY" she will just plop an old lady bun on her head and pretend she can't hear, saying "EHHHHH??", what did you say... EHHH????" ........ "Short-u" just sits in the back of the class and pretends not to never know the answer.... "Uhhhhhh......uhhhhhh..."

By simply aligning otherwise random phonemic skill to the way the brain learns, they are made easily accessible and immediately available for use in reading and writing..... and by ALL learners and at ALL ages!! No more telling them "It just is... It just does... You just have to remember...." when it comes to reading, writing and spelling, as now you have the "SECRETS!"

These brain-based tools will forever change the way you teach these critical literacy skills.... plus, you will LOVE using them because learners begin applying them IMMEDIATELY in their reading and writing!

I hope these "vowel-secrets" inspire you to want to share ALL of the "SECRET STORIES" with your students, as you guide them through the Brain's BACKDOOR, instead of the traditional 'front!' :)
This item may be used as BOTH a flexible supplement to the SECRET STORIES Classroom Kit, as well as a ‘stand-alone’ strategy-bundle.

To view a YouTube Video Clip of Katie's VLOG about the "Super Hero Vowels," go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd0CWsCrbgQ !!

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The "SECRETS" of the Super Hero Vowels (from "The Secret S
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The "SECRETS" of the Super Hero Vowels (from "The Secret S
The "SECRETS" of the Super Hero Vowels (from "The Secret S