Phonics Are Used in Everyday Life
Phonics are useful for everyone. Whether you are in Nursery learning how to read for the first time with alphabet phonics or you’re an experienced reader trying to figure out a word. Using phonics is a great way to work out how to read and say an unfamiliar word.
What Are Phonics?
Phonics is the use of sounds as a method of learning to read. A word is broken up into its individual sounds before putting them together to make the word. For example, the word “cat” can be broken into the phonics sounds “kk” “ah” “tuh” and put back together to sound out the word.
Unlike learning to read through memorising words through sight and shape, phonics is much more engaging and has the ability to enable the learner to work out how to read any word that is put in front of them.
Application to Older Children
When you mention “phonics” to someone, they will often associate it with learning to read from a young age. However, there is a lot of potential for phonics to be used with older children and even adults.
Adults tend to not use phonics as they become more and more familiar with words. However, what happens when an adult comes across a word they have never seen or heard before? - They use phonics!
Advocates use phonics as a key tool in teaching older children and adults to read. They believe the time is ripe for a change in attitudes towards phonics. We are confident in the compelling evidence that demonstrates it is effective in older learners, and what is needed is age appropriate towards learning to read with phonics.
Rewise Learning Phonics
We've created age appropriate Phonics for 11-19 year olds, using content and characters they can relate to. With story lines they can be engaged in and stimulated by, they can follow our rapper Stan Spits through our series of 20 e-books. Students work systematically through the proven synthetic phonics approach to learning to read. Students start with the most common letters and gradually work up to more complicated sounds and words.