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The Phonics Method of Teaching Reading

The Phonics method teaches that letters and combinations of letters represent specific sounds.

But, learning to read is more than just sounding out the words of a text, you need to understand what the words mean to be able to fully comprehend what you are reading.

Being literate is having the ability to read and write. In society today, if you lack this skill, your chances of becoming successful are greatly decreased. Not just children are illiterate or semi-literate, but adults also. There has been great controversy over the last 30 years relating to the different methods of teaching reading.

The question is — which method gets the best results?

Primarily, Study Technology is the key factor to effective learning with any Applied Scholastics organisation. The reason why our Phonics method is different to any other you will see, is that it is taught in conjunction with the Applied Scholastics’ method of learning.

The Applied Scholastics Phonics Method gets results!

It has been proven that by using Phonics together with our study methods, ensures that any child or adult can read and write effectively and comprehend what he has read, due to a clear understanding of the meanings of words.

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"Phonics is a method of teaching reading; it teaches that letters and combinations of letters represent specific sounds."
The Applied Scholastics Phonics Programme teaches students to read and write on the correct gradient.  Great emphasis is placed on understanding the meanings of words, which results in increased confidence and true comprehension of what is being learned.

Applied Scholastics Wattle Grove provides phonics tutoring to children and adults of all ages, including English as a Second Language students.
We provide tutoring to the student who is beginning to learn to read and write, and for the remedial student.

If you are a parent, ask yourself these questions:
Can your child sound out the words he reads? Or does he:

Memorise them?  Guess them?  Work it out from the pictures?

Furthermore, can your child truly understand what he reads?

LET'S GO BACK TO BASICS

Most children learn the most common sounds of the letters of the alphabet, but they need a true understanding of how a single letter can have more than one sound.  For example, did you know the letter “a” has many sounds?
Children also need a thorough understanding of how two or more letters can represent just one sound:
The above must be taught on the correct gradient or confusion will be inevitable.  This will then result in a student who does poorly in the literacy area, and will develop a distaste for the subject and an unwillingness to learn.

We also focus on spelling, punctuation, letter formation and the correct pronunciation of words.
The Australian Teaching Modern Phonics Course

The Applied Scholastics Wattle Grove Courseroom is licensed to deliver the Australian Teaching Modern Phonics Course.

Phonics is a method of teaching reading; it teaches that letters and combinations of letters represent specific sounds.



This course has been specifically developed for any educator or parent who wishes to gain the ability to teach any individual to read and write using our methods.

This Course is unique and presents the Phonics method of teaching reading on the correct gradient. It contains very specific instructions and procedures on teaching a remedial student or a student who is beginning to learn to read and write.

The Course is designed to instil confidence in the tutor and to ensure correct application of the materials.

The Applied Scholastics Wattle Grove Courseroom is licensed to deliver the Australian Teaching Modern Phonics Course.

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