Phonics by Definition

To start, I wanted to learn what the actual definition of phonics is. I found that the Webster definition of phonics is “a method of teaching beginners to read and pronounce words by learning the phonetic value of letters, letter groups, and especially syllables.” The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or, in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns (Wikipedia).

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3 thoughts on “Phonics by Definition

  1. Cassidy, I think that this will be a great topic to do your inquiry on! We have started doing some jolly phonics in the classroom and doing spelling tests after completing words with that s/a/t/p/i/n letter sequences!

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