Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Phonics and Language

Kindergarten Phonics instruction begins by teaching the sound/symbol relationship of letters, and the blending of these sounds together into words. Your kindergartner will encounter structured lessons on readiness skills through emphasis on phonics, language skills, and literature to help develop comprehension, build vocabulary, and promote a lifelong interest in reading during their online learning adventure. Lessons in phonics prepares your student to become an independent reader. Take time to practice retelling stories with your child, also try relating stories to personal experiences. Don’t forget to read daily to your child. Even kids through sixth grade benefit from being read to. Your online curriculum will most likely include story books your child will read aloud to you. Starfall is a wonderful site for you and your child to explore. It is a free site that helps children learn to read using phonics. It has online and offline resources. Check it out today.

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