Phonics and Reading

Phonics in Second Grade

What is phonics?

Phonics is teaching children individual sounds to help them decode words. Phonics is essential for students to learn because it helps them read familiar and unfamiliar words. It also helps English learners and children with Dyslexia become better readers.  Through phonics students read fluently, hence reading comprehension is increased.

Phonics in the Classroom

We have different phonics centers in our classroom. Students can go to the blending center to decode and read words faster. Students say the blend and the word. They locate the blend in the word and circle it. They work with partners to make sentences and locate the blend in the sentence.

Online Resource for Parents

If you would like to read more about the importance of phonics, you can click the link below.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/understanding-phonics/

 

Ms. Morales, 2nd Grade Teacher