When a child Learns to Read through Phonics
Phonics is simply the method of teaching someone to read by sounding out letters and letter groups. Phonics practice can involve reading books with only simple words, many of which rhyme or have similar letter patterns.
Most children learn to recognize letters between ages 3 and 4. Typically, children will recognize the letters in their name first. By age 5, most kindergarteners begin to make sound-letter associations, such as knowing that “book” starts with the letter B.
To introduce the concept of letters and sounds, start by showing your child the letters in her name. Name each letter and sound out each sound. You can do this with other words that interest her (mom, dad, baby, etc.). Once your child knows most of the letters in the alphabet, point to letters in the books you read with her, and ask her what they are. Show her how you sound out simple words.
By age 6, most 1st graders can read some words aloud with ease. Typically, children recognize their names and some sight words. At this age most children can sound out some letter combinations. By 2nd grade, most children are able to sound out a simple book.
Teachers from Grade 4-6 levels commented that their pupils still don’t know how to read. They even use materials for non-readers and slow readers. It is really our problem nowadays in Public Schools. Teachers from previous levels promoted a child even it doesn’t even know how to read syllables. We have no choice but to help a child to read.
Better start with alphabet cards associated with pictures. It is easy for the child to remember the letter sound if it is associated with the favorite picture of animals or a thing. Please subscribe to Guro Ako Channel ‘coz we will uploading reading materials that will help you in your remedial classes.
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