Hooked on Phonics - KINDERGARTEN LEVEL 1
10 Phonics Readers for Early Reading
Phonological awareness extends into phonics when a child understands that letters make sounds and those letters create words. In , the National Reading Panel released its report, and they concluded, without room for doubt, that early instruction in phonics is the best way to teach children how to read. They unanimously found that phonics is the best approach to early reading. The core of reading instruction should be based on phonics patterns and methods. Of course we, as adults, do not sound out the words we read; so our goal is for children to commit words to memory for both reading and spelling. But for beginning readers, it is most beneficial to sound it out. We set a student up for success from the beginning by giving them the tools to decode words through phonics learning and by providing adequate time to review and master older concepts, or sounds, before introducing new ones.