What is phonics? Phonics is a way to recognize letters and sounds. This helps children to become fluent and confident readers. The goal of this class is to help students better recognize letters and sounds and develop a love for all things words, whether speaking, reading, writing or singing. In this fun, interactive class we will use games, storytelling, music, art, drama, motion and books to help students recognize and master the 44 sounds (phonemes) of the English language. Easy game play will help students build early literacy and increase vocabulary while improving fluency in reading. Beginning game etiquette will be taught along with correct sound articulation all while having fun with lots of smiles and laughter.
In addition to phonics, we will add on sight word games and activities, as the year progresses, designed to help students progress in their reading ability. Games and activities will be designed for students of multiple levels and abilities to participate.
This class is not meant to be a full reading program but as a fun, supplemental enhancement of your home language arts program. Parents will be provided with a syllabus to keep them informed of what we are doing in class each week. Class time will include review of previous weeks’ concepts to help information go from short term to long term memory and to help students master phonics.
Class Homework requirements: none.
CLASS FEE: $300
SUPPLY FEE: $50
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class.
Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes. Our goal is to keep your family safe and engaged during this unprecedented time.
In the event in-person classes cannot be held, this class will not meet. Reimbursement for tuition for classes closed due to Covid-19 will be given.