Creating Sound and Word Connections That Last
Phonics is more than the relationship between letters and sounds. Good phonics skills are at the root of word recognition, spelling and reading. Quite simply, they’re essential for long-term reading success! The good news is that our reading tutors can transform a struggling reader into a child who glows with confidence while reading.
Our tutors know how to bring the words on the page alive through reading phonics, connecting your child to learning one sound and letter at a time.
Explore our help with reading phonics
Our reading tutors teach your child key phonics skills, including how to:
- Identify letters of the alphabet
- Easily read and decode words with more than one syllable, including the sounds represented by consonants and vowels, consonant blends and digraphs (i.e., block, crumb, strand, chin), vowel digraphs and diphthongs (i.e., join, mouse, bee, tea) and r-controlled vowels (i.e., car, bear, pier)
- Break a word down into syllables, or use syllabication
- Recognize suffixes and inflectional endings (i.e., books, started, singing, gladly)
- Identify compound words