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Reply To: Your Phonics Instruction Strategies


In your own reading classroom, do you see more of a need to spend more time on foundational skills or to provide more multisensory approaches? Why?
I teach 4th and 5th graders. I believe my students would benefit with both strategies. Based on data I can work on foundation skills with my struggling students. Students that are good readers we can use multisensory approaches to decode words without visual cues.

What are some of your favorite strategies for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics? I have students clap their hands with each syllable and then make a sweeping motion with their hands together to signify the blending technique. This helps with blending syllables compound words.