What is Phonics?

Phoneme means to speak the sound of a word e.g.c/a/t has three sounds. There are 44 phonemes in English language and 26 letters in the alphabets, to express that phonics. There are 98 different phonetic grasping associations. We are giving the keys to the sound of our language. The ability to hear the pitch sound is critical to the child’s ability to learn how to read and write. It is a critical skill how words are made. In my course outline, there are six levels to achieve to be able to read independently.

First Level

This is the foundation class. The children will be introduced to A-Z letters sounds via song and games. Writing of A-Z will be practiced concurrently.

Second Level

Once the children are comfortable with A-Z letters. They will be learning the skill of blending consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) sounds to make a word. Sight words will be introduced at this stage.

Third Level

At this stage, the children should be comfortable reading words by by blending CVC sounds, and recognizing simple sight words. They will reading books and writing words.

Forth Level

Long vowels will be integrated into this level. The reading books will have long vowels and CVC wordings. Worksheets with long vowels words will be given for practice.

Fifth Level

The children will learn diagraph, suffix, compound words, more sight words. They are at a stage where they can read fluently and faster with practice. Writing will be easier at this point.

Sixth Level

The children are now confident readers. They are able to read independently, fluently and enjoy dictation work. They are able to comprehend the reading books.

They will graduate from my course and be encouraged to continue learning new vocabulary, and the structure of English, and grammar.

A commitment to work with children on reading

Let’s Read To Learn is founded by Catherine Lai. She has worked with children academically since 2010. Using the three period lessons, the children will be be able to learn the subject well. The first period of reading is introduction of sounds. The second period is to associate the sounds and make a word. The third period is to remember the word. As in our motto, we will quote Vince Lombardi (American Football Coach),

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

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