Bellow are Testimonials of Parents, Proprietors, Teachers and Students as well
Mary Beth Oyebade
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, and it fails to give students the building blocks (phonics) of reading.
The Reading Adventure manuals provide a step-by-step process on how to teach children to read through the use of phonics. I am thrilled that this material is now available for use in our schools across Nigeria.
For schools that are passionate about the education of our children, the Reading Adventure manuals should be an essential part of the curriculum.
___Marlene Wiebe and 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.
Cocin Staff Children School, Gindiri
I would like to start by giving God the glory and to appreciate the Lillo family and TPRA Team for their tremendous impact in the lives of our pupils in the aspect of reading.
Before the introduction of The Phonics Reading Adventure in the school, some our pupils found it very difficult to recognize and identify their alphabet letter names, say their sounds and even to pronounce words and read simple sentences. But today, nursery three (3) pupils can read three and four letter words respectively. With this, it is a great improvement to the school. The parents are so thankful for the impact of the program as they see their little children reading.
We appreciate the Companion Readers. We pray parents would be willing to buy the workbooks for their children for active involvement in the classroom. as These will further make the program very effective.
Deltihim Chorbe, Phonics teacher
Orkar Christian Academy
- 1. This is one of the best things that ever happened to the reading culture in our Nigeria.
- 2. I commend the facilitator tremendously.
- 3. This workshop should be conducted for all Benue English teachers.
- 4. Effort should be made by the State government to purchase all the workshop materials for her primary and post-primary schools.
- 5. This gospel about The Reading Adventure should not be allowed to fade away.
S. M. Takur,
Visitor and Former Director of Education for Benue State
- I feel that, when next they are to organize a workshop especially on phonics, they should schedule more time like a whole week or 3 or 4 days.
Akesa Florence, Head Teacher
My son attended a reputable school but lacked interest in learning. For Primary One, I enrolled him in a school using The Phonics Reaading Adventure curriculum. He became interested in learning as a result of the phonics teaching. Within a short time he began to read simple words fluently. Before long, Jeremiah could carry the Bible, Magazines, and News Papers and read them fluently. Phonics planted in him a passion for reading.
When I started my education, I was having great difficulty with reading and writing. But when I was introduced to phonics, I began to pronounce, read and spell words. Through phonics, I improved my academic performance in all subjects. I recommend TPRA to all who are struggling with reading and desire to succeed in their academics