Don’t Fail to Teach Phonics Blending when Teaching English Online from Home


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For many children, phonics teaching is the root of education to read. In this article, you’ll learn the need for sound spelling, blending, and dictation in phonics teaching. When teaching Online ESL students, they need to learn how to decode and comprehend the connection between written and spoken the language. Some online ESL teachers believe that it is hopeless to meet such numerous distinct needs simultaneously, but over the last few years, teachers have learned to use specific strategies which help different online ESL students to meet these goals.

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Firstly, that irrespective of their degree, online ESL students may reap the benefits of explicit instruction in phonics, or the connection between letters and sounds. Though phonics should never be the only component of literacy education when teaching English online from home, give your students a firm foundation in phonics and they will be better equipped to decode unfamiliar terms, be more powerful spellers, and eventually be more fluent and independent readers.

When teaching English online from home, online ESL teachers should use an extensive range of approaches to work on phonics with Online ESL students. Probably the most crucial aspects of phonics are sound spelling.

#1 Sound spelling refers to transcribe speech sounds into written language, whether the sounds are in circumstance. Online ESL students who can correctly spell out sounds poss a strong phonological consciousness, sounds connect to one another and operate in the word as well as syllable level. Here are some fun ways to transcribe speech sounds into written language:

  • Example: Sort images based on the initial sounds, center sounds, or ending sounds of words, then write the words in such a manner as to emphasize the sounds they share.
  • Also, listen to books, poems, and songs, then jot down the letters and sounds they hear.
  • Most games involving listening to producing rhymes, all the while discussing the manner the rhyming syllables are spelled.

Emergent readers frequently need several possibilities to spell out the initial letters or mixtures in words, whereas more experienced readers and writers are willing to work on more advanced areas, like spelling ending or center sounds, or spelling polysyllabic words.

When you teach English online from home you can include the strategies above into your daily teaching if it isn’t in the online ESL curriculum that you are using.

I focus on Phonics when I’m teaching to make sure the students are saying each part of the word phonically correct. Here are a few quotes from some of my student’s parents:

“Three consecutive classes with Teacher Daniel. Although the teacher is not particularly funny, the teaching experience, pay attention to the child’s mouth, pronunciation, but also with the child appropriate to expand knowledge. We like the teacher very much!”

“Very patient, pronunciation standards, daughter likes.”

“The teacher is very good, his sound is very big, and the child interaction is very good, this is the most successful class, the child finally dares to speak loudly, the teacher corrects the wrong pronunciation unceasingly, satisfies.”

Happy Teaching! Teacher Daniel

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