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PHONICS

Phonics-letterJumble250x139What is phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching beginning readers to read and pronounce words by learning to associate letters or letter groups with the sounds they represent. A student must be able to blend the sounds of these symbols back into a word. Only knowing the sounds without the ability to put them together would just be grunts and groans. Reading is the blending of these sounds smoothly together to produce the sounds within a word.

Identification of sounds and symbols
• Do you know the letters by sight and by sound?
• Can you match letters with the appropriate sounds and sounds with the right letters?

There are rules to our English language that many of us never learned. But this information is vital to a person who is struggling with reading and spelling.

For example

  • Which letters are vowels?
  • Which letters are consonants?
  • Which letters are part-time vowels?
  • Which letters can be combined to form new sounds like sh, ar, ow, tion?
  • When do you use ay instead of ai?
  • Why does the letter i sound like a short i in ‘fish’ and long i in ‘item’?

Instruction in systematic phonics produces significant benefits for students in K-6th grade — and for anyone having difficulty learning to read.

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Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Tue
10:00 am Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childh... @ Educational Therapy Center
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – Feb 18 @ 11:00 am
Rhyming to Reading: Early Childhood Literacy Program @ Educational Therapy Center
This program, developed by the speech and language specialists at Children’s Mercy Hospital, helps “establish a strong foundation for future reading success.” The curriculum uses multi-sensory activities to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and[...]
Feb
1
Sat
9:00 am Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonological Awareness Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonological awareness is considered a necessary foundation for successful reading. Participants will learn the essential components of phonological awareness and how to develop these skills in a classroom. Hands-on practice with manipulatives will be used[...]
Feb
22
Sat
9:00 am Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Long and Short Vowels @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands on demonstration of teaching these vital phonics elements of reading and spelling. Learning the sounds of the letters in our alphabet is one of the first steps in learning to read. Discrimination of[...]
Mar
7
Sat
9:00 am Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Phonics Instruction and General ... @ Educational Therapy Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Phonics Instruction and General Spelling Rules @ Educational Therapy Center
A hands-on workshop presented by an experienced classroom teacher using multi-sensory methods to teach the rules of spelling. Did you know there are several rules for explaining why we read and spell many words the[...]
Apr
4
Sat
9:00 am Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Syllable Division Workshop @ Educational Therapy Center
An experienced classroom teacher will incorporate techniques found useful in effective structured literacy instruction for all. Longer words do not need to feel like an insurmountable obstacle for your students. When your readers and spellers[...]

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