Our team at Academic Associates Learning Center has extensive experience in education, and we understand the importance of strong reading skills. Without a solid foundation of reading skills, students struggle with later academic work, and this lack can lead to difficulties with adult life as well.
One area that many early readers struggle with is phonics, or the process of sounding out words. So, our team offers a specialized phonics program to help students practice these fundamental skills. In this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits phonics programs have to offer.
- They Help Students Learn to Interpret New Words – The purpose of phonics programs like ours is to teach students how letters can interact with each other to make different sounds. As students learn to master this vital reading skill, they become better equipped to recognize and interpret unfamiliar words. Over time, they’ll learn how to write out a word by simply hearing it spoken out loud.
- They Teach Syllable Structure – Phonics programs also teach students how words and syllables are structured. This helps them become even better at unlocking new words and meanings, and it aids in pronunciation and fluency as well.
- They Help Students Build Vocabulary – By giving students the tools they need to sound out and understand new words, phonics programs also help beginning readers build their vocabulary. Expanding a student’s vocabulary will help them succeed throughout their academic careers, and it will serve them well in their later careers.