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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 Kindergarten, so I feel like there is a need to provide both at the same time. I try to repeatedly review what we have learned in a multisensory way. Students will forget the foundational skills they have learned, if they are not practiced consistently, especially in Kindergarten, where they are learning how to learn.

What are some of your favorite strategies for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics?

I use Heggerty, dance and movement, playdoh, and other fun activities to help students learn. I also incorporate games as often as possible.