Phonics for Parents Introduction :
The Phonics for Parents classroom project is designed to help parents build a good reading platform at home.
Phonics is how to sound the composition of a word. When you learn music, you learn the notes to sing a song, similarly when you are learning to read, knowledge of phonics helps spell/sound the words. Traditionally, many of us have learnt through a look-say method of reading which primarily relies on memorization concept. With Phonics, 85% of the English language can be broken down into simple set of rules, with 15% of the words still falling into the exceptions and have to be learnt through the memorization method - but the good news is this is constant list.
When introducing reading to children, its important to balance reading and Phonics together to set a good reading platform.
Its essential to begin reading very early and “Read to Learn”, and slowly introduce basic phonics concepts, gradually advancing the information. The more you read the more phonics concepts will be reinforced and will come alive.
This goals of this classroom project:
Phonics for Parents Classroom Project Index
Step-by-Step Simplified Instructional Resources and Videos for each session. Recommended Age:
Learn the Phonics basics in this session. The 26 letters in the English alphabet and their sounds. Also learn more about consonants and Vowels. Vowels are the power letters which make the principal sound for each syllable and are letters “a”, “e’, “i”, “o” and “u”. Other than these 5 letters, all other letters are consonants. Please refer to the charts, videos and resources below to learn all about this session.
Session 1 in a Snapsot
Phonics Basics Reference Guide – Download the Phonics Basics Reference Guide/Handbook.
This includes a Concepts chart on Phonics Basics – Letters and Sounds, Consonants and Vowels. The Reference handbook also has a letter guide for all the 26 letters in the alphabet.
Basic Concepts and Phonics Handbook for Parents - Download Document
Activities Guide – Part 1: