matrips Posted July 6, 2009 Share Posted July 6, 2009 Hi, I see so much talk about phonics, and perhaps I'm not too clear on what phonics is. We're new to homeschooling, my kids are 4.5yo (triplets), and they are very good readers. about a 3rd or 4th grade level when I research some of their books, though actually there isn't too much that they can't read. We have not done a phonics programs yet. They did of course learn the basics of what letters sound like, and a few simple rules, but it sounds like a real Phonics program is more involved than that. I also hear people mention Phonics in relation to spelling. What should I use a Phonics program for? and what should I look for in one (if needed)? Is there anything that simply lists all the phonics rules and some examples? maybe if they get stuck on a word, we could refer to it? I feel embarrassed asking about this! but I appreciate any help you can offer! my kids kind of learned to read before I was ready to teach them! Thanks, Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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