Our READ lesson plan incorporates the seven characteristics based on day in and day out research after which we identified key components that effective phonics programs should include.
The two best predicators of early reading success are phonemic awareness and alphabet recognition.
Scope and Sequence
A strong foundation of scope and sequence can be built from the simple to the complex vocabulary in a way that benefits previous learning.
Blending is the key strategy for teaching children how to sound out words and must be frequently modeled and applied.
The best way to improve students reading skills to writing – dictation (guided spelling with teacher think-alouds) is critical and should begin as early as Kindergarten.
As children are naturally creative, they must be allowed to juggle with words and experiment with how word parts are combined to make a sentence and consolidate their understanding of how English words actually work, in a flow.
Usually 200 to 300 high-frequency words are taught in Grades Kindergarten to class 2. After Grade 2, children must be consistently assessed on their mastery of these high frequency words, else lack of fluency can impede understanding.
Reading Connected Text
Reading, decodable text at the early stages of reading with clear instructions helps children develop a sense of comfort and helps in reading fluency and is an important learning tool in early phonics instruction.
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