Question: My grandchild can’t sound words out. Isn’t this skill still taught?
Lorraine’s Response: Yes, it is still taught, but is sometimes using a method called Whole Language. Research indicates that phonics is an important skill, but that children also need exposure to books as well. I personally believe phonics provide a strong foundation for reading success and should be taught systematically, building the blocks necessary for a good foundation. I also believe there are some words that don’t sound out well, so need to be memorized, becoming more of those building blocks.
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