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Our Structure

PhonicsMonsters.com has been carefully structured into four specific levels to assist the learner’s voyage into reading literacy. Each level is systematic in its approach to teaching your child about the different sounds in the English language. Students are introduced to each new sound with a short animation that engages their interest and instructs them about how to sound out the word and pronounce it correctly. Alongside this, children are introduced to ‘tricky words’. These are common words that don’t follow the normal phonics rules (e.g the,said,was,they).

Level 1 - The Alphabet

In level 1 the learners are taught the letter sounds and names of the alphabet. This involves them decoding what sound the words start with. PhonicsMonsters.com teaches students to decode all the 26 letters and sounds of the alphabet.

Decoding Letter Sounds

Students are taught what sound a word starts with, saying the sound out loud and then recognizing how that sound is represented by a letter.

Anchor Words

Each letter has an anchor word such as “ bbanana” these are used to help students remember the sounds.

Level 2 - Shorts Sounds & Blends

Level 1 introduces the student to the letter names and sounds and how to form the written letters for each

Blending & Segmenting

Learners practice reading (blending) and spelling (segmenting) the CVC, CVCC and CCVCC words. Level 2 introduces word families (at, en, it etc.) Level 2 also includes nonsensical words to test learner/s blending and segmenting.

Vocabulary

Each target group/sound/blend includes six focus words and stories for the learners to practice.

Level 3 - Long & Funny Sounds

Level 3 introduces long vowels and digraphs. Long vowels are introduced with split digraphs with the silent e (or magic e) then onto digraphs (two vowels) such as: /ai/,/ea/,/ui/ and trigraphs (three vowels) such as /igh/. Level 3 also includes consonant digraphs (two consonants that make a different sound) such as: /sh/,/ch/,/th/.

Comprehension

Level 3 stories include basic comprehension to develop the learners understanding of what they are reading.

Vowel Teams

Vowel teams are when two or more vowels come together to make one sound. Enabling the learner to recognize patterns.

Level 4 - Letter Muddles

Level 4 focuses on teaching the learners non vowel diphthongs which are a sound formed by a mixture of letters.

Decoding Letter Sounds

Students are taught what sound a word starts with, saying the sound out loud and then recognizing how that sound is represented by a letter.

Syllables

Level 4 includes longer vocabulary words so learners practice “chunking” words with syllables.

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