Phonetics – Phase 2
Duration : 4 hrs
Members Attended : KG to Grade 2 teachers
Conducted by : Ms.Hilarie Balanchandran – Mentor , Growing Crops, Play school
A session on Phonic sounds was arranged for the teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 2. The session was planned to give the teachers inputs on phonic sounds of the alphabet and their word blends. The sounds and rhymes were taken as examples and the reading of word together was emphasized as a part of phonic sound teaching. The resource person also taught on grouping same sound words through an activity. Later, age based words introduction was also given importance by the resource person (for example) early childhood kids may be introduced with a 2 letter word initially to ensure quick learning among children. The class handling in different ways was also hinted to the participants. The importance of pronunciation of each word in a letter, clip words, non-sensical words was explained with appropriate examples of their articulations.
The session also ensured in adding inputs to teachers with the pedagogy of teaching the phonics sounds like adding more fun while teaching so that the students are enlightened due to their age group and the targeted outcome being student involvement. The session made the teachers learn that phonic sounds improve the children to read and write well especially in English language. She also shared how to make a flip book with a model of it to the participants. The differentiation between sight words and phonic words were also explained with examples.
Report by CIS Coordinator:
To strengthen and develop the reading comprehension of young readers, teachers were trained in the proper usage of phonics. Research shows that when taught correctly phonics is one of the most effective ways of teaching children to learn to read. Skills that are learned stay with a child all through their life and provide a treading stone in their education. Teaching through play way method helps children to comprehend better.