The Importance of Speaking and Listening Skill in Primary Class Four main methods used to teach students how to read are explained below. This is a guide only and you must work out which methods suit you and your students. You may like to try each one for a few weeks and record the results or you can combine two or more methods together like the 'phonics' and the 'look and say' method. Whichever way you choose be patient, consistent and above all creative. Creativity is very important to keep any child's interest and enthusiasm at all times. If you are not sure what you should be teaching at which level, check out the year guide Method 1:

[pic]The phonics method is probably the best known and widely used method to teach reading and writing in the English language.  It relies on children being taught the alphabet first. They learn the names of the letters and the sounds they make. Once they have learnt the letter sounds they will begin to blend two letters together to make simple words then three letters, then four and so forth. a-t      i-t     o-n     i-f      b-e     m-e      n-o     w-e     i-n      h-e c-a-t     s-a-t    m-a-t     f-a-t    p-a-t      r-a-t     c-a-r       g-o-d      m-e-n    f-l-a-t       p-l-a-t       t-h-a-t        s-p-i-t       g-r-i-t        s-l-i-t For children to learn the phonics method they need phonically written books using regular words that are interesting to young children. Each word must be sounded out by the child in order to achieve the highest level outcome. The cat sat on the mat.    The hen is in a pen.

Learning the sounds and their blends may be disinteresting for young children so you should keep it short and entertaining. Often children are so busy concentrating on sounding the words and blending the sounds that they don't learn the meaning of the word, making it boring for them. Ensure you explain the meaning or expound on the words to keep interest and enthusiasm for learning. You can introduce one letter a...
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