Phonics: the teaching method

Learning the read is a very difficult time for most children and throughout time teachers have done everything possible to make their method more efficient, faster, and fun for the students.

The phonics method comes from the idea that a letter consists of a sound, a written symbol and a name. It is this concept that has formed the basis for new teaching methods for children since the 19th century.
Phonics uses the correspondence between sound and written units within the word to enable the decoding potential. The decoding skill will later on help the child understand reading and writing new and more complex structures by using the same technique.


Phonemic awareness is the capacity to hear and identify and manipulate or use specific sounds. This skill is used later on to correlate the sounds with the spelling patterns they use for representation.

In phonemic teaching there are 43 phonemes which are common speech sound structures and 89 graphemes which are representative written structures or patterns. The goal is to understand the relations between the two. Once that is achieved, reading and writing no longer post any problems.
Phonics uses traditional reading and writing acquisition methods but in a much more structured way, focused on filling in the gaps or individual advancing by understanding each child’s needs and guiding them through, underlining the connections needed to move forward towards a new phase.

Systematic phonics uses whole class assessments to isolate the elements that need to be worked on. Then study groups can work on the issue they confront themselves with, remediating and eventually moving forward.
Teachers use this method to understand each student’s needs and skills in order to use the best and fastest method to progress.

Phonics can also be used for non-native English learners. Acquiring a second language is easier if the connection between sound groups and written patterns is understood.
There is no age requirement for this method and the most important aspect is correct assessment of the student.
If you are interested in using this method there are multiple online pages that give you access to different techniques based on years of teaching and research. Because it’s a relatively simple to use method you will be able to start using it after a short explanation of the concepts, phonemes and graphemes.

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Why have a garden shed


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Most home owners invest in gardening tools in order to improve their yard and overall aspect of the home. Some have done a little bit of landscaping and have flowerbeds, trees or shrubs that need maintenance from time to time. If you have kids around the house then its best that they don’t have access to pesticides or sharp garden tools.
Wooden garden sheds are affordable and they offer secure storage place for all of those things while the classic designs you can find at your local store will most probably, if chosen accordingly to your home’s style, improve your yard aspect.

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