Phonology and phonics

Phonological awareness and phonics training as a foundation for advanced literacy skills.

There has been much research indicating that phonological awareness, especially phonemic awareness (the ability to hear the individual sounds of the language) and letter knowledge are key predictors to students’ success in learning to read. Phonics without good awareness of the sound structure of the language is pointless. Therefore, we have created a complete phonology and phonics program appropriate for the students’ age and stage of development. The illustration below shows the 4 vital components of our phonology and phonics program with some examples that lead to excellent reading and writing skills in English.

Early Nursery~Preschool

Phonological awareness

Areas of training:

  • Syllabification
    Mum | and | dad | are | the | best
  • Rhyming:
    Pat’s cat sat on the mat
  • icon_rhythm_handRhythm
    Pat’s cat sat on the mat
  • Sound/noise imitation:
    Oink, woof, neigh etc

Junior K~Kindy

Phonemic awareness

Areas of training:

  • Onset & rime:m-um, d-ad, b-est
  • Blending:p-a-t = pat
  • Segmentation:mat= m-a-t
  • Manipulation
    Initial sound: pat, mat, sat, fat
    Middle sound: pat, pot, Pete, pet
    Final sound: pat, pal, pan, pass

Phonics

Areas of training:

  • Letter-sound relationship:
    Consonants: cuff, cough etc
    Vowels: boar, bore etc

Mastering The Alphabetic Principle

Advanced English Literacy skills