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The International School Of Foundational Phonics

Founded and established by Bill and Janae Cooksey

We want to teach the world to read!


In Step One we present the Alphabet by name and sound. We also discern the separation of vowels and consonants. We teach people to teach others. Every student in our course must have a supervisor who understands the curriculum content and who is willing to sacrifice the necessary time.

As the teacher or supervisor, we teach you to help your student to hear the Alphabetic location of each letter in a familiar or unfamiliar word. Your student will learn to detect whether the letter is at the beginning, middle, or end of a word just by hearing it's sound!

The student will learn to form words and short sentences with the use of hands-on manipulatives by dictation.

There will be stories and dramatizations plus many game activities which provide entertaining qualities, as well as directness to learning with repetition and drill. Original songs set to traditional children's melodies will create for you and your student a fun atmosphere of learning that will entertain parents and grandparents alike.

Good suggestions and "How to" exercises make these classes a must for all who are interested in the early beginning of their children's scholastic upbringing or in the challenge of attacking English as a second language. These classes are beneficial for others who want a stronger foundation in their reading skills and they are a superior choice for those who home school their young. As you will discover, STEP ONE lays the first solid foundation of a lifetime of reading knowledge.

The STEP TWO classes will have much review for the visual and sound recognition of Alphabetic combinations. It is necessary that the content of STEP ONE be mastered before beginning the study of STEP TWO. This means that a student commencing the study of the second Step should know the Alphabet by name and sound, recognize vowels and consonants in their classification and be able to spell three letter words by hearing the location of the letters, whether they be sounded in the beginning, middle or the end of the word.