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Teaching your kid to read

phonics or sight memorization?


Asked by shivasgirl at 4:19 AM on May. 24, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • phonics

    Answer by nurse_maya at 4:19 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • You have to do both, phonics will help sounding out many words, sight memorization has t be done for words that can not be sounded out.

    Answer by JenzAmomOf2 at 9:57 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • both

    Answer by mrsary at 8:32 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Both. There are words that defy phonics. We teach sight words and we learn phonics. We also talk about deciphering the word based on context which brings into play things like homophones and heteronyms.

    Answer by ldmrmom at 11:24 AM on May. 24, 2011

  • Sight and we are doing GREAT! she is about to finish preK and is top of her class reading a grade ahead

    Answer by SkylaReneeMom at 1:53 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • both

    Answer by sstepph at 9:37 AM on Jun. 10, 2011