The phonics approach to reading is one of the most well-researched and highly successful reading strategies available for young kids. It provides a toolkit for children to draw from when they encounter a word they have not seen before.
Recognizing Words Is Crucial
The ability to recognize individual words accounts for 80% of a first-grader’s reading comprehension. More research shows that kids with low reading ability usually struggle with word recognition than with reading comprehension.
Great readers recognize words quickly and automatically because they’ve practiced decoding words rather than relying on context to guess. That’s why word recognition is such a foundation for accomplished readers.
And it’s so crucial to get a jumpstart on kids’ reading success at an early age. Not only does early reading success predict reading success at older ages, but it predicts success across the board, in any subject. And it’s hard to catch up if reading is not mastered early.
The Hooked on Phonics method delivers engaging, explicit, systematic phonics instruction through an approach based on current Science of Reading (SoR) best practices. Instruction is cumulative and organized in a sequence that enhances learning and simplifies teaching. View the research by opening the attachment below.