Keda Publications VIP Club

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Membership gives you access to restricted material and resources casual visitors to the site cannot access.

It also gives you an ‘edge’ in that you will be among the first to know about special promotions and new material and resources.

Remember, to access the Keda Publications VIP Club you will need the user name (or email), plus the password you created when signing up.

Of course, if you ever forget either, you can request a new password to reset your account.

Here is a quick guide on what is in the Keda Publications VIP Club and links to access the content.

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Toe By Toe Videos

There are no fewer than SEVEN VIDEOS for you to enjoy at this link – Toe By Toe Videos.

The first three videos are presented by Frank Cowling, son of Keda Cowling.  Keda is, of course, the author and creator of the Toe By Toe manual and reading system.

In the first video, Frank gives a brief history on the origins of Toe By Toe and the pioneering work his remarkable mother Keda Cowling undertook in its creation.

Next, in video two, Frank explains how to start coaching with Toe By Toe.

In the third video of the series, Frank explains and demonstrates the use of the nonsense words and syllable division exercises found in Toe By Toe.

Frank’s presentation is followed by four more Toe By Toe ‘How To’ Videos. These are particularly useful if you are a parent or tutor new to Toe By Toe. Kelsey Cowling, another of Keda’s sons, explains how coaches and students should work through the Toe By Toe manual.

In video one, Kelsey demonstrates and explains the layout and structure of Toe By Toe and its exercises.  This practical video guide provides clear instructions for the first five lessons of the book.

In the second video, Kelsey further demonstrates and explains the structure of Toe By Toe and the use of nonsense words and the syllable division.  He also explains the psychology underpinning Toe By Toe and how best to keep students motivated.

In video three, we join Kelsey in the classroom and look ‘over his shoulder’ as he works with a teenage student in a typical Toe By Toe lesson.

In the final video of this collection, video four, we hear from Toe By Toe student, Reece. He shares with us his own inspiring story of how studying Toe By Toe transformed his life. Not only is he now able to read fluently and accurately, but his own confidence and self-esteem have also dramatically improved.

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Toe By Toe Reading Age Test

The Toe By Toe Reading Age Test is a downloadable PDF. It provides you with a simple, accurate score representing the current reading age of your child or student.

The PDF has clear instructions on how to conduct the test and, on completion, how to grade the results to accurately calculate the student’s reading age.

It is very important to obtain a reading age before starting to study with Toe By Toe as explained on the Reading Age Test page.

Toe By Toe Phonic Test

There are many different causes and reasons why some people have difficulties in reading text. ‘Low intelligence’ is seldom one them. Indeed, some of the brightest and most creative children and adults can struggle to read.

Toe By Toe supports any child or adult who has difficulty in decoding (reading unfamiliar words confidently and accurately) or reading fluently (reading without pausing or hesitating when confronted by an unfamiliar word).

To help struggling readers learn to ‘decode’ the written word better, we have devised the Toe By Toe Phonic Test. It includes a number of ‘nonsense words’ which have particular letter combinations poor readers typically have difficulty in reading.

This test is designed to evaluate a student’s phonetic knowledge. If students struggle to pronounce these nonsense words, it is a clear indication that they need systematic coaching to improve their reading skills.

Click this link to download the Toe By Toe Phonic Test PDF and the audio MP3 answers. The PDF contains clear instructions on how to conduct and evaluate the test.

Toe By Toe Nonsense Words Audio Answers

Keda Cowling also created ‘nonsense words’ to force students to focus on the essential ‘decoding task’.

Even a literate and competent reader may initially be confused by these ‘nonsense words’. To help both coaches and students with the correct pronunciation of the ‘nonsense words’, VIP Club Members should access the Toe By Toe Nonsense Words page.

As well as a description of the rationale behind the use of nonsense words in the Toe By Toe system, there are no fewer than twenty-five audio files to access. Each one is referenced to a particular page and exercise within the Toe By Toe manual, with Kelsey Cowling clearly modelling the correct pronunciation of all the nonsense words used.

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Toe By Toe Syllable Division Answer Sheets

The Toe By Toe manual has a number of Syllable Division Exercises for students to complete. The pages linked here on the Toe By Toe Syllable Division Answer Sheets reference the particular pages and shows an answer sheet to those exercises.

AND THERE’S MORE!

Stride Ahead Videos

Having completed Toe By Toe, students can further improve their reading and text comprehension by studying Stride Ahead.

And to help coaches better understand how to teach Stride Ahead, we have an excellent collection of instructional Stride Ahead Videos here.

Check out the ELEVEN Stride Ahead Videos on this page.

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Stride Ahead Syllable Division Answer Sheets

Like Toe By Toe, Stride Ahead uses Syllable Division exercises. On this page, you can access the Stride Ahead Syllable Division Answer Sheets for exercises used in Stride Ahead.

Finally, but not least, as a Keda Publications VIP Club Member you get EXCLUSIVE access to …

Stareway To Spelling Videos

In addition to helping students improve their reading, Stareway To Spelling helps them improve their Spelling.

You can view TEN Stareway To Spelling Videos, detailing how to get the best out of the manual and the methodology behind it.

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Now … if all of that doesn’t represent ‘VFM’ – Value For Money – then we don’t now what does!

All the more so that it is all yours, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Happy Studying!

Keda Cowling

(Author & Creator of Toe By Toe)