Teach your child to read: A Parent's Guide to Phonics
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Teach your child to read: A Parent's Guide to Phonics

Understanding phonics for parents and caregivers
4.4 (5 ratings)
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22 students enrolled
Created by Hayley Mitchell
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the language involved in the teaching of phonics.
  • Support their child with phonics learning.
  • Understand the process involved in the teaching of phonics.
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge is required.
Description

As a parent you want to help your child succeed in life and we know that reading is one of the most valuable life skills your child will ever learn. 

So how can you help your child learn to read? 

Teachers train for years in order to gain competency in the teaching of phonics yet you're probably still stuck singing the ABC. If this sounds familiar then this is the course for you. I've summarised my many years of teaching experience, early years specialism and phonics leadership into a course designed to help you understanding the teaching of reading.

This is a basic level course intended for parents of children at preschool/kindergarten or in their first year of education, who want to develop their understanding of phonics. Learn and grow confident in the vocabulary and terminology used to discuss phonic teaching. 

  • Understand what teachers are talking about in parents evenings when they refer to phonic learning.
  • Feel confident to respond to your child knowledgeably when they tell you they've been learning a new digraph at school!
  • Pronounce each phoneme accurately so that you can support your child's learning at home.
  • Gain a small bank of activities that support phonics at home without feeling like your forcing 'homework' in your little one!
  • Learn why sounds are taught in a particular order rather than the old fashioned ABC
  • Gain an insight into how phonics is integrated into the curriculum
This quick course is designed to allow parents to feel included in their child's phonic learning, by giving them a solid overview of the subject. It will allow parents to understand the building blocks of phonics learning to support reading and writing.


See what other students have said about this course:

"Really interesting course.great explanation of the vocabulary related to phonics."

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Who is the target audience?
  • Parents and carers who wish to gain a better understanding of phonics.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:15

Find out a bit more about me and what I cover in the course, to make sure it's the right course for you.

Preview 01:15
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The language of phonics.
4 Lectures 11:16

Understand the terms phonics, graphemes and phonemes.

Phonics, phonemes and graphemes
02:33

Understand the terms cluster, digraph and trigraph.

Clusters, digraphs and trigraphs
03:50

Understand how vowels and consonants are referred to when describing the complexity of a word.

Vowels and consonants
01:37

Gain an understanding of the vocabulary used for reading and writing.

Vocabulary for reading and writing
03:16
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Pronounciation
1 Lecture 02:10

A guide to the pronouncing the 44 phonemes and handouts for further reference. 

Pronounciation:an introduction
02:10
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Split digraphs
1 Lecture 03:40

A more in depth look at how split digraphs work.

Preview 03:40
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Reading
3 Lectures 10:44

Understand how to use sound talk to support phonic skills.

Sound talk
02:01

See how letters can be used to start to read first words.

Putting sounds together
04:36

Understand what high frequency/sight words are.

High frequency and tricky words
04:07
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Writing
4 Lectures 14:22

How to use magnetic letters for early writing skills.

Preview 05:47

How to support first writing attempts.

First writing
03:24

Understand how the dots and dashes technique can support early reading and writing. 

Dots. And dashes
03:02

A few activities to support phonics at home.

Games and activities
02:09
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BONUS SECTION:Phonics in education
1 Lecture 00:27

Gain an awareness of the requirements of the curriculum in relation to Phonics.

Phonics in the curriculum
00:27
About the Instructor
Hayley Mitchell
4.5 Average rating
17 Reviews
525 Students
3 Courses
Teacher, tutor and author

Hayley Is a qualified teacher with over ten years experience teaching in mainstream U.K. primary schools. After graduating with a BA Hons in Linguistics, which included TEFL, child language development and Neurolinguistics, she went on to gain her qualified teaching status.

Having held several leadership roles including Early Years Leader, Reading Manager and ICT co-ordinator, Hayley's drive to provide engaging and challenging education for all led to a successful career.

She later went on to work in the Private Tuition industry, in order to balance the requirements of a new family. Here she specialised in 11+ Tuition, with a great success rate, as well as catch up and intermediatry math and English support.

In her spare time Hayley writes children's stories, several of which are published on Amazon. She is also a keen crafter, devoted mother and avid dog walker.