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How did you kids learn to read?

Do public schools teach phonics? or look see?

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Asked by rhanford at 8:32 PM on Jun. 5, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Mine started learning while watching tv and playing video games. I'm sure reading to them helped a bit too. In kindergarten they used a blend chart and some other new process. It worked cause they both read.

    Answer by meooma at 8:45 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • We start before school. Learning letters, than putting them with sounds and then turning that into a word. Usually they teach a combination of sight words and phonics.

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:52 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • I sat with them & read every day and showed them words and how to sound them out etc..

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 8:54 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • Most public schools use a variety of ways to teach reading. Yes, they do use phonics. But they also use some sight words. These words have been complied into a list known as the Dolch word list. There are many other methods as well that not only include phonics, but linguistics as well.

    Answer by layh41407 at 9:14 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • It starts with learning letter sounds and then moving on to sounding out words. Some is pure recognition at first, for words like "who" and "know" that they can't really sound out right away.

    Once they had basic letter sounds down, we did flash cards with kindergarten sight words, and we would add several each week. Then we moved on to learning some of the rules like "kn" is a "n" sound, "when two vowels go a'walking, the first one does the talking" (like in "rain" or "Sue"), and "an e on the end makes the first vowel say its name" (kite, Nate, time), blends, etc...then it was on to higher grade level sight words, but by that point she was doing quite a bit of reading and figuring it out for herself through practice.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:19 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • Workshop Way and reading for 30 minutes/day.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 9:20 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • A combination of sight words and phonics. 'Letter sounds' being first and sight words being added later.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:35 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • My oldest literally taught herself how to read by remembering what words meant, when she asked what they meant.

    My youngest is only 2.

    Answer by 3libras at 9:40 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • site words

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 10:23 PM on Jun. 5, 2012

  • They use a TON of sight words. I don't ever remember having sight words when I was a kid. They also use a combination of other methods. We have used the blend technique with my DD who is almost 4. She is reading at an early Kindergarten level and truly started reading 3 weeks ago.

    Answer by coala at 12:14 AM on Jun. 6, 2012

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