Phonics - Matching Sounds with Letters
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 whose mother tongue is not English, leads to fluent speaking.
Remember - "If You Can Read It, You Can Speak It!
There are quite a few methods available for learning Phonics - a lot more than before. I will tell you about some of those methods.*
Hooked on Phonics
Hooked on Phonics uses a proven, fun method to teach critical reading skills. Developed by leading educators, each session takes just 20 minutes or less.
Reading Eggs is a unique online world where children learn to read from ages 2-13. Reading Eggs supports each child's learning by offering individual, one-on-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own pace. Children love the more than 1,000 activities, games, songs, golden eggs, and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning with Reading Eggs.
*I am an affiliate of some of the methods mentioned, which means I get a small percentage when a purchase is made.