When supporting a child read it is of the utmost importance to be using the phonetic sounds correctly. These are known as ‘pure sounds’.
The links below demonstrate how each part of the English phonic code should be annunciated.
My child is developing their reading fluency:
Until your child is a fluent reader all focus should be on building their reading fluency.
- Allow the child complete ownership of their home reading book.
- Questioning is not necessary
- Allow the child to use their phonics knowledge to decode
What should I write in their Home Reading Record?
Was your child fluent? Y/N
Did your child use their phonics to help them decode? Y/N
Were there any words that your child struggled with? Y/N if so which words
In addition to listening to your child read their home reading book, we also would love for families to share books together for pleasure, allowing children to investigate, explore, question, build vocabulary and comprehension skills. These books for pleasure might be read by an adult to a child, a child to an adult or together. These would ideally be a mixture of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.