Phonics

The Phonics System

This area of my website is dedicated to information about and resources for "PHONICS"

What is phonics?

Speakers of languages such as German know how to spell words by the way that they sound. That is because German (for example) is a PHONETIC language.

The words we hear every day can be broken down into smaller pieces of sound. When we learn how to distinguish those individual sounds then we can figure out how to read all kinds of words. This method is called Phonics.

English is only partially phonetic. The other part of the English language involves words that you simply have to know how to pronounce. That is where the "Phonics Method" comes in.

Using the Phonics method we learn how the English language is "built" from the ground up. Recognizing the sounds of letters and letter combinations leads to recognizing words.

Recognizing words leads to understanding sentences.

Understanding sentences leads to fluent reading.

Fluent reading - especially for people who English is not there mother tongue, leads to fluent speaking.

Remember - "If You Can Read It You Can Speak It!"

 

Phonics Methods

There are quite a few methods available for learning Phonics - a lot more than before. I will tell you about some of the methods that are available.*

 

Children Learning Reading

The Children Learning Reading program is designed for parents with young children between the ages of 2 to 6 years old. It is designed to teach toddlers and small children to read effectively. One important thing to keep in mind is that this program is not designed for extremely young children or children who have not learned to speak yet. However, if your child has learned to speak, then you can use this program to teach your child to read.

This program has step-by-step lessons designed to be quick and effective. Each lesson typically takes no longer than 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and some lessons take just 2 or 3 minutes to complete. As you can imagine, with the short attention span of small children, short lessons like these will be much more effective and productive than long, drawn-out lessons. All that you need to do is follow the step-by-step lessons. In just 12 short weeks, you will be extremely pleased that you have taken the time and effort to give your child the most important skill in life - reading.

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Discover Intensive Phonics

Reading Horizons provides software and direct instruction materials to help homeschool parents and tutors teach beginning and struggling readers how to discover reading success. The Discover Intensive Phonics system offered by Reading Horizons is both for children and for the older student who struggles with reading or is learning English as a second language.

This incredible method teaches all about the sounds of individual letters, letter blends, how to know how to pronounce words by using a unique "coding" method.

 

I have trained in using this method myself - it is very amazing.

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I will be adding more resources!

 

*I am an affiliate of some of the methods mentioned, which means I get a small percentage when a purchase is made.