Phonics & Reading Workshops

What is phonics?

 

Phonics is the system of relationships between letters and sounds in a language. When your kindergartener learns that the letter B has the sound of /b/ and your second-grader learns that “tion” sounds like /shun/, they are learning phonics.

 

Why is phonics important?

 

Learning phonics will help your children learn to read and spell. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help your child decode words as he reads. Knowing phonics will also help your child know which letters to use as he writes words.

 

Phonics Assessment

 

MASH Learning carefully assesses our students' phonics skills, which helps to ensure that students will get the right instructions from day 1. Assessments are giving on a quarterly basis and the teaching plan adjusted for the individual student accordingly.

 

Phonics & Reading Workshop

 

Our phonics and reading workshops focus on our students actual skill-set, and we continuously adjust our instructions as students grow.

 

In the early stage we will be teaching phonological awareness, such as rhymes, syllables, and sounds in words. This would then be followed by the letter and sound identification, word families and other spelling patterns. 

 

The reading segment of each workshop is linked to the phonics study, which means that the students would be engaged in reading specific phonics books with the exact phonics pattern that they are studying at that time. 

 

Finally, we teach our students critical comprehension strategies, allowing them to make full sense of what they read. The six main strategies:

  • Make Connections
  • Ask Questions
  • Visualize
  • Determine Text important
  • Make Inferences
  • Synthesize

For more information on our phonics and reading courses please contact our customer service department today.