When it comes to teaching children how to read, experts across the UK agree that phonics is the best method. For many teachers, parents and carers who did not learn phonics in school, supporting the child in your life, as they learn this approach can be difficult. However, consistency is extremely important, especially when it comes to something as fundamental as being shown how to read and write.
This course goes over everything you need to know about teaching phonics to your child spread out over two separate modules.
The first module gives you an introduction to phonics, including the methods used and the goals of each one.
Our second module talks about working with phonics in everyday situations. We also review the topic of phonics and dyslexia, as well as briefly discuss the use of phonics with ESL or (English as a second language) students.
By the end of the course, you should have a solid foundation that you can build on to help support the children or students in your life as they learn to read.
You Will Learn:
- The three main lessons that phonics teaches
- The four methods used to teach phonics to students in the UK
- The six phases of phonics as set out by the Department for Education
- Information about the Phonics Year 1 Screening Guide
- Reasons why you should include phonics in your lesson plans
Benefits of Taking This Course
- Understanding more about dyslexia
- Learning specific strategies that you can use to improve your child’s confidence
- If you are involved in ESL, you can learn the pros and cons of using phonics to teach your students how to read
- If you are a teacher or educator, you can learn more about the different approaches to phonics, helping you identify the best one for the children in your care
- If you are a parent, you can learn more about how to support your child at home as they continue to learn how to read
- Phonics is a method of teaching literacy by talking about the differences between sounds.
- At its core, phonics is about matching sounds to individual letters or groups of letters.
- By teaching individuals how to read this way, they can apply these lessons to other unfamiliar words, by sounding them out.
- Once you have a solid understanding of what phonics is, you can start to incorporate it into your own lessons.
- As you do so, you may encounter students who struggle.
- This module talks about how to work with phonics in these circumstances, beginning with a discussion about dyslexia.
Who can take the Teaching Phonics Certificate course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 2 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 2 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 2 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Teaching Phonics Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 30 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.