A phonics lessonplan is the foundation by which you can be better prepared to help your child to start to learn to read. You must be prepared in order to make the most of your time together and to make the most of your child’s attention span. With an early introduction to phonics, you are giving your child a head start on a lifetime of literacy. A lesson plan must be created with the objective of teaching your child the 44 sounds and the 43 phonics rules of the English language and how to appropriately apply them.
What lessonplan will most effectively accomplish this task? There’s numerous sites out there that will give you sample lesson designs for phonics instruction; however, in this editorial let’s speak about what you ought to look for in a powerful lessonplan. With a tiny bit of planning, you can help teach your child to become an accomplished and assured reader.
When evaluating any lessonplan, there’s several items to think about. Ask yourself these questions:
- Is the plan creative, interactive and supportive of the early reader’s efforts?
- Does the lesson plan utilize a variety of methods, such as textual, visual, audio, etc, to teach the ideas of phonics?
- Are there multiple opportunities in the lesson for your child to learn, practice, play and repeat what they have learned?
It is through hearing and seeing the reading ideas in a variety of ways that your child will conceptualize and then utilize their newfound knowledge.
When our students were early readers, they utilized a lessonplan in which they created personalized booklets together. After they selected the letter they were going to study for the week, they cut the letter out of brightly colored card stock paper. They then made a small booklet by choosing several sheets of standard size card stock paper and stapling them together in the upper left corner. On the front page, they glued the letter for the week. Throughout the week, they looked through elderly magazines and selected pics of items that started with the same letter and sound as our letter of the week. They then glued these pics to the blank pages of our book and printed the word under the picture. This allowed us to reinforce the recognition of the letter and the sound of the letter. By the finish of the week, they regularly had to add additional blank pages because the children were so in to the fun of searching out those pics that matched the letter of the week. The booklet proved to be so valuable and became dog-eared from all the use.
Teaching phonics to your child only takes a dedication of time and a tiny bit of creativity. Looking for a good phonics lessonplan will take some time, yes, but when you listen to your child start to put sounds together and then start to read you will recognize it was time well spent 😉