Author Archives: Donald Potter

Testimonials for Blend Phonics

Testimonials for Blend Phonics Over the years I have received literally hundreds of testimonials praising Hazel Loring’s Blend Phonics. It never dawned on me to publish them to encourage others to teach the program. Unfortunately, I have not kept very … Continue reading

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Rhyan Potter – Graphic Designer

My grandson, Rhyan Potter, has been taking some high school classes on graphic design. He offered to help me with my Blend Phonics Campaign by making some eye-catching graphic designs for me. Here are the first samples. I like them. … Continue reading

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Guided Reading

Part-to-Whole Phonics versus Whole-to-Part Phonics Making Guided Reading Work Guiding Reading Manuals Many schools today are using Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell’s Guided Reading program.  I recently purchased their method books: Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children … Continue reading

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Book Reviews

  Introduction:  Here I will be reviewing books that I have found valuable in my reading research. There will be choice excerpts that I consider of value and perhaps will encourage your to purchase a copy for  yourself. Just click … Continue reading

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Doctor Seuss: A Different Perspective

Today is Dr. Seuss Day March 2, 2012. This is a picture of me with a copy of Dr. Seuss’ famous The Cat in the Hat. I am afraid very few people know the true story  behind Dr. Seuss’ books: their … Continue reading

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Handwriting Summit

On January 23, 2012 a Handwriting Summit took place in Washington, DC. It is the firm belief of the www.blendphonics.org website that handwriting, cursive in particular, is an indispensable component of good phonics, spelling, and reading instruction. The decline in good, … Continue reading

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