Monday, August 16, 2010
Phonetic Reading Mixed with Whole Language
I teach Micah reading with BOB books. http://www.bobbooks.com They are phonetic books (all words that can be sounded out) that gradually introduce whole language words (words that do not follow the phonics rules). I mix this with Dolch sight words (they are grouped in age appropriate groups). Sight words are words that have been determined to be used at very high frequency during standard reading. Your children will encounter these words a lot during early reading and later on. These words may or may not follow the phonetic rules and therefore it helps to flash card them for memorization.
Posted by Sarah McLaughlin at 9:27 AM