Define Phonics

1. Phonics: connects a spoken sound ( ar = last sound in “car”) 2. to written letters and words.(ar sound is used in dark)

RE – Define Phonics

How can you improve phonics but not change it?

Standard phonics teaches b says the first sound in belly says the first sound in yellowso you can read: yes,  bat,  cable,  yarn 
but not fror by

Fact: standard phonics puts 1 out of 4 words on the

“but not” list

English Decoder teaches 

b says the first sound in bell

y when it is the first letter in a word says the first sound in yellow

Y at the end of a 2 or 3 letter word says I, like the letter name.

Now you can read yes, bat, cable, yarn,try, cry, fly, my, by, fry, why ….With one more rule read these just as easily: baby, lady, hazy, buddy, muddy, funny, money, honey … 

English Decoder puts 95 out of 100 words on the read list!

So English Decoder is phonics.  It works on the same English sounds and letter groups.  It just explains them so much better that many more words are readable.

Define phonics is one of the most searched for reading phrases on the web today.  The recovery of sound-based reading is a giant movement.  Many want to understand it more.

Likely, you want phonics so your child can read more.  If you’re like me, you want them to read anything without help.  Phonics gets you going in the right direction.  

More about phonics:  Phonics is reading based on letter sound.   A person learns what sounds a letter or letters stand for and uses these sounds to correctly pronounce a word.  Another term for this kind of reading is decoding.

Isn’t this the only kind of reading?  No, some people memorize words. Others use phonics as a clue or memory jog if they don’t recognize a word right away. These methods are called “look see”, whole language or “word guess” (by detractors). 

Sound based reading, especially when taught effectively as in English Decoder, allows readers to pick up unfamiliar text and understand it. Difficult text may require rereading, but letter sounds give a student the tools to work through it.  Word memorizing does not. 

Won’t there be too many rules to learn?

English decoder has a few less rules to learn than standard phonics.  46 sounds are normally taught in about 108 basic facts. English decoder teaches them in 92, or about 3 facts per lesson for 30 lessons.  

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