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Center for Innovation in EducationPicture Packets - VowelsDescriptionThe fourteenth of the fourteen apps that comprise the Baratta-Lorton Reading Program.The Reading Program is a reading and writing curriculum for beginning readers and any child who has already experienced difficulty in learning to read.99% unique 100% effective - 100% freeBackground for the fourteen appsThe Baratta-Lorton Reading Program also known as Dekodiphukan (pronounced decode if you can) was developed by the Center for Innovation in Education whose many other offerings include Mathematics Their Way, the first non-traditional math curriculum adopted in by the State of California.Dekodiphukan has been in use in classrooms across the United States and Canada since 1985. The Program has been used to teach thousands of children to read and to write regardless of background or supposed lack of reading readiness.To date, no child using the program in a classroom setting has ever failed to learn to read or to write.This Dekodiphukan reading and writing curriculum is now a series of fourteen apps plus a parent-guide for the iPad that, within a period of six months to a year (or occasionally a bit longer for some special needs children), will enable every child using it to read and to write. Reading with enjoyment. Writing creatively.Dekodiphukan is a full fledged curriculum. It is a set of specific learning activities, not a set of games. The curriculums fourteen apps are all free with no ads - popup or otherwise - included. While the apps may be downloaded all at once and stored in a folder on the iPad, no more than two or three of the apps are used at any one time by the child.Picture Packets - VowelsThe fourteenth and last of the Fourteen Apps, but not the last of the learning taking placeThe Picture Packets-Vowels are the next to last step in transitioning the child from reading with sounds to reading with letters. At the Picture Packets-Transition level, all the sounds that make up a word are shown above the word they represent. At the Vowels level, only the vowel sounds are included as hints for the letters.The last step takes place in the creative writing that evolves from the childs work with the Stamping app, and is described in the third phase of the Creative Writing instructions included in The Guide.The goal of the Baratta-Lorton Reading Program is to allow children to learn to read and to write with confidence. Once this goal has been achieved, it is the parent's willing responsibility to insure this reading and writing ability is given opportunity for endless use.The last step is not an app at all. The last step is parents encouraging their child to use the reading and writing skills they now possess.Picture Packets - VowelsIntroduced after the child can read Picture Packet-Transition words with ease