Foundation Stage Phonics Curriculum
11 Fantastic Workbooks with over 1000+ pages
More than 300 Flashcards
Level 1: Letter Recognition
Level 2: Letter Sounds
Level 3: Blending
Phonics is about the links between letters (graphemes) and the sounds (phonemes) they make. Phonics involves the relationship between sounds and their spellings.
The goal of phonics instruction is to teach students the most common sound-spelling relationships so that they can decode, or sound out words. This decoding ability is a crucial element in reading success.
Through the TELP Literacy Program, Phonics plays an introductory role in developing young readers. Our phonics program introduces the 44 main sounds of English through 3 Levels - Phonics 1, 2, and Phonics 3.
Some sounds are written with two letters. Such as “ee” or “th”. These sounds are called digraphs and they are introduced after most of the single sounds have been introduced.
Each sound has an action that helps children remember the letter(s) that represent it. As a child progresses, you can point to the letters and see how quickly they can complete the action and say the sound. The students will learn a new phonemic sound each week or class. As a child becomes more confident, he or she will be able to say the sound without also doing the actions.
Children should learn each letter by its sound, not its name. The letters have not been introduced in alphabetical order. The first group of letters (S, A, T, I, P, N) has been chosen because they make simpler three-letter words than any other six letters. The letters “b” and “d” are also introduced in different groups to avoid confusion.
The key for your child is to be able to recognize which sounds (phonemes) go with which individual letters and letter combinations (graphemes), and to begin understanding spelling rules, thus, providing a strong foundation for basic reading literacy.