K12’s Noodleverse Language Arts program is designed to boost five critical reading skills in early learners.
How well is your child learning to read? Reading is a major challenge, so don’t be discouraged if he or she is having a few difficulties. According to the National Reading Panel, successful reading instruction should cover 5 critical skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Today, we’ll talk about phonics and, in a minute, a great new way to master that and other skills.
First, a definition: Phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds. Students who receive systematic instruction in phonics are less likely to develop misconceptions about letters and sounds. Many times, a reading difficulty may stem from a simple misconception learned early on – for example, c doesn’t always say /k/ as in cat, and this can be very, very confusing for your child.