Phonics helps students learn to identify relationships between words and sounds. This helps them learn to master the alphabet pretty quickly. The techniques that we explore here will help you how to logical organize the sounds of words, it will also help you learn to predict the pronunciation of words that are new to you. Research has shown that phonics instruction can dramatically improves a student's ability to recognizing words and understand what they read. Phonics is a method for approaching teaching student how to both read and write. One of the main focuses when reading is to sound out words. Over my teaching career I have taught using both phonics and whole language as my core strategies. I have found students that begin their pre-reading skills with phonics end up being better spellers later in life. My guess is that it is because they started reading words by always sounding out the word.
This is one of the most comprehensive collections of phonics worksheets available online. We encourage you to work with this section on a daily basis through the school year. The worksheet categories that you find below will lead you to areas that are great for pre-readers. Please Note: You will find all of these phonics topic categories available off of the navigation bar on the left. I would highly recommend getting your color ink out for these guys.