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A phonics evaluation will be given to determine what letters or sounds the student needs to focus on. Then a program will be put together to allow the student to practice areas of weakness.

Adams (1990) Cunningham (1995) reviewed decades of research and concluded that while children can figure out the letter-sound system on
their own, directly teaching this system
can speed up literacy acquisition.

“Mrs. Baer is the “Mary Poppins” of homework —“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, she finds the fun, and snap the job’s done!” Mrs. Baer’s style and approach helps a child to break down and understand the concepts while building their confidence. We are so thankful for Mrs. Baer.” — Hope

What is Phonics?
Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing by developing learners’ phonemic awareness—the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate English phonemes— in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them.

The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns. Since it focuses on the spoken and written units within words, phonics is a sublexical approach and, as a result, is often contrasted with Whole language, a word-level-up philosophy for teaching reading.