|Learning to Read Can Be Stressful to Young Children. Yet, it’s something they very much want to do. Reading means they are more independent and can read the words which make up their favorite bedtime story.
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What is Phonics?
Phonics a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system
The basic rules include cognitive skills to learn to read. Reading English is based on the alphabetic principle, meaning each letter of the alphabet makes a particular sound. It is believed that once a child learns the different sounds within the alphabet, he or she can sound words out and begin their long career in reading.
As noted in Wikipedia and other supportive documents, English has absorbed many words from other languages throughout its history, usually without changing the spelling of those words. As a result, the written form of English includes the spelling patterns of many languages
Children who encounter problems with remembering the different sounds the alphabet makes often times resort to reading by sight. Sometimes remembering the word and reading by sight is easier then actually sounding it out, especially when the rules engage an exception to many words within the English language.
There is much controversy surrounding how a child learns to read. Of course learning phonics is the standard and the most popular way to learn to read< it”s not the only way. Another method is the “look and say” teaching technique, also known as the whole word method.
Memorizing words is another method which is one in the same in reading by sight. It’s safe to say children use more then one method to learn to read.
C. Ingram, ECE