FirstStepReading.com is a “one-stop-shop” for teaching your child to read. We start with the Alphabet and Letter Sounds and guide your child to reading their first book. We include all the steps and materials required to succeed: Video Tutorials, Practice Readers, and Flashcards. Our material can be viewed on a laptop, television, or your Ipad. If you have questions, you can email the author directly. At FirstStepReading.com, we provide the tools and guidance to help you teach your child to read!
FirstStepReading.com is a step-by-step learning to read curriculum based on Phonics, Sight Words, and Grammar.
What is Phonics?
Phonics is the practice of teaching children the relationship between sounds and letters. When children understand letter sounds they are able to blend sounds together to read unfamiliar words in written text.
What are Sight Words?
Sight Words are often called Memory Words or High Frequency Words. These words are common words in the written language that should be memorized. Having Sight Words memorized helps with Reading Comprehension and Reading Fluency. When children recognize common words while reading and do not have to sound them out it helps children read more accurately and at a faster rate. When children are able to read faster, they are better able to understand what they are reading.
What is Grammar?
There are Grammar rules and Common Grammatical exceptions that children need to understand in order to decode words. When you teach a child to recognize certain letter combinations that produce certain sounds it helps the child learn to watch for those patterns while reading and to know what sounds those letter combinations will produce.
The educational practice of teaching through Phonics, Sight Words, and Grammar is commonly used in classrooms throughout the world.
Through teaching Phonics, Sight Words, and Grammar children learn to: sound out unfamiliar words while reading, read faster and with more accuracy, and look for patterns of letters that produce different sounds.