Understanding the different approaches to teach phonics is imperative to your success as a
reading teacher. We have been uniquely and wonderfully made by God so teachers need to be
able to instruct in a variety of ways to meet those differences. There are several different
approaches to phonics that are thoroughly discussed in our textbook. Dive deep into
understanding each of the different approaches so you will be able to use them when teaching
phonics during your classroom instruction.
Putting it into Practice:
You have a student who is struggling with your synthetic approach to teaching phonics. Starting
in Ch. 6 on page 153 section 6-5, your textbook gives you several different Approaches and
Guidelines for Teaching Phonics. Explain two alternative approaches to phonics instruction that
you could use to help this student instead of using only the synthetic approach. Describe two
specific approaches with examples. Avoid discussing “Specific Teaching Strategies” described
in Section 6-6.
Compose at minimum a 250-word response using proper grammar, spelling, and
Adhere to current APA formatting.
Both alternative approaches described must be found in the course textbook.
Present your findings in one Word document using at least two direct quotes needing in-