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By Zoie Way
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About

1. The story behind this book 

A part of learning how to read - decoding and pronouncing words- can be tricky. Teaching your child or your students to read can be even more challenging. I have had my fair share of experiences. When I was 6, I learned that with a good teacher and reading system, reading doesn’t have to be difficult or result in tears.

After becoming a teacher, I had tremendous empathy for my students who were struggling. Inspired by my experiences, I decided to create my own reading system which cuts through all the technical jargon, research, studies, methods, etc. I would have a system that is user friendly and comprises of 2 systematic approaches.

For many teachers or parents, you will know in 4 hours whether this method works for your student or child. I’ve been teaching for nearly 20 years, I’ve seen first hand how my program has helped many students, teachers and parents. I am ecstatic to share with you the simple system that I have created.

Once your student or child learns the system, all you need to do is guide them to incorporate it into their daily reading. There is no limit to the system. Reading doesn't have to be done with a book! They can read signs or cereal boxes, and if they want to play a game, encourage them to read the instructions.  

My philosophy is simple, if you can pronounce any sound, you can pronounce any word. This is the essence of the entire system.

There are no workbooks or endless writing exercises, so it works even if your student or child can’t write yet. They go straight to reading and using the system with real stories and books. The program adjusts naturally to your student or child’s age and learning ability so that fast learners may be reading in 3 months and slower learners may take up to a year. 

You will not feel disappointed by a “timeline”. For example, “read in 100 lessons”, if you child doesn’t achieve that goal you may feel disappointed or anxious. This program really takes away the stress, pressure and worries for teachers and parents so that they don’t think they OR their child are lacking in some way.

So if you are ready to welcome simplicity in reading for your student or child, it is time for you to try Quick Fix Phonics For Reading, The Maelan Way™.

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3. More about the book

Easy to read  

The book layout and illustrations are practical. It will be simple, fun and easy to read. 

The book is written in English with traditional Chinese translations. 

Book details  

  • softcover/paperback book 
  • 200-250 pages
  • A5 size (H 210 mm x W 148 mm)  
This is a mock up of the book
This is a mock up of the book

4. Kickstarter rewards  

Choose the level you wish to back:

Gift options   

if you wish to purchase this as a gift, I will send all backers a PDF gift certificate in July 2018 for you to give until the real book arrives in October 2018

5. What will I do with the money raised in this Kickstarter project?

Stage 1 goal $67,700 The money raised from this Kickstarter will enable me to finish and deliver this unique soft cover book to people around the globe. If I meet the initial funding goal of $67,700, this will cover the editing costs and the printing costs for the books, shipping and taxes (including all the other adhoc costs involved in this project). Once these costs have been met, I will receive a small share of the funds to cover my time writing, editing and putting the book together.

Stage 2 goal $135,700  Funds up to $135,700 will go to printing more books and all backers will receive a bonus chapter to our book.

Stage 3 goal $407,100+   If I reach my Stage 3 goal of $407,100 I will add an e-course version for all backers. The e-course will be helpful if you are busy and don't have much time to read. I will be able to start developing a parent and teacher program for schools based on this book.

6. When will this project be completed? 

7. Is this your first time backing a project on Kickstarter? 

Kickstarter is a way to raise money to produce and print this book. You select the number of books you would like to buy. Complete your payment details. You are now a "backer" of the project. Then once we reach our funding goal, your payment will be processed. The money will go to finishing and printing the first edition of the second book of the series. And in October 2018 you will receive your book(s).

To order

1. Click the green button "Back this Project" on this Kickstarter page (up towards the top right)  

2. Select the reward level you would like to back  

3. Complete the pledge amount and select shipping

8. Share with your friends and family

I would love you to share the joy of reading with a friend and/or family member.

Reading is a fundamental right, brighten the future of others with this little stepping stone into literacy.

9. About me

Here is some feedback from those who have tried the program...

"I would have never imagined that pronouncing words could be so systematic and easy. After I finished the program in 2 hours, I was testing out my new skills by attempting to read road signs and the menus at restaurants. The frightening element of learning English had suddenly disappeared - I felt a little more confident and much less lost since that lesson. Ever since that day, I am more willing and excited to read things written in English."  - an adult learner

"Learning this program to teach my 4 year old daughter was not complicated at all. The instructions were simple to follow and the system is quite easy and fun to remember. My daughter was able to read and spell on her own by the time she was 5. More importantly, she has developed a good reading habit since she enjoys using the system so much to read."   - a kindergarten student's parent

"Zoie taught me her program when I was 7, I am 14 now and I am still using it every day. The system is easy to learn and apply. I remember the moment I finished learning it, I was so eager to use it. As an ESL learner, not only was I able to pronounce words much more accurately, I was able to do it efficiently without any stress. On top of that, spelling has never been easier since." - a Grade 9 student

10. BIG HUGs and THANK YOUs to...

My students who inspire me every day to be a better teacher and allow me to dream big. 

To every single parent who trusted me to guide and cheer for their child. Especially those who have been with me for over a decade- you are absolutely family!

Soona Yuen who is EVERYTHING in this project. She is a compassionate and generous soul who has supported me in every possible way, shape or form imaginable. 

Shane Law (illustrator) who created the cartoon version of me about 15 years ago and all the other subsequent illustrations ever since. I am your biggest fan!!!

All of you who are supporting me in this project and helping me spread my passion far and wide. 

Risks and challenges

This is a low risk project. The book is 60% complete. The printers are very experienced but there is a small risk of unforeseen delays with printing and shipping. I hope you will receive your book in October 2018. I apologize in advance if there are any delays and will inform you if any such delays arise.

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