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Reply To: Your Phonics Instruction Strategies


I teach Kindergarten so my entire day is surrounded by foundational skills. I provide a lot of multi-sensory approaches to learning as I am Orton gillingham trained. I know that young students learn best though hands=on experiences which is why I provide them.
For Phonemic Awareness I use Heggerty which incorporates a lot of hand motions. For phonics we use sand try, tactile letters, screens with crayons to write among others. I am currently working on revising how I teach HFW as I want to focus on the sounds the words make not the letters so that students can begin to orthographically map the word in their brain to grasp a firm knowledge of it and move it to a sight word.