The Connect Phonics creator has 20 years experience as a classroom teacher and seven years experience as the reading specialist.
Connect Phonics has stories, with coloring pages, songs, and games to provide emotional connection. It is known when we have an emotional connection to stories, it stays imprinted in our brain. This permanently fuses recall of the patterns. Using differentiated instruction, this meets the needs of various learning styles. Connect Phonics materials makes reading automatic and fun.
The author has received a Golden Apple Award with her students scoring the highest on a state standardized test. Using Connect Phonics four days a week, one half hour a day has shown at least 85% of first graders at grade level by the end of the year, with at least 40% of the first graders scoring at the end of second grade.
Miss Parker is a graduate of Central Michigan University with further education studies in elementary education at Northern Michigan University.
She received the Golden Apple Award for her fifth graders scoring the highest on state standardized tests. She credits the title one program teaching one hundred percent of the students to read and spell in first and second grade, for much of the her student's success. When she moved and became the reading specialist in another district, she spent her evenings, week-ends, and summers developing Connect Phonics and Spelling, thus expanding the program to be multidimensional.