Active Phonics & Reading
KidsEdge’s Active Phonics and Reading Programme is a specialized programme that helps prepare your child to read, spell and write. It is a synthetic phonics programme centred on Letterland Phonics and includes Scholastic’s Levelled Readers and spelling words. KidsEdge is proud to be one of the few authorized centres in Hong Kong to teach Letterland Phonics. This coupled with weekly levelled readers and spelling ensures your child will excel. In addition, we have also produced a series of phonics videos to assist you in your child’s learning process. These can be found at the bottom of the page.
What is Letterland Phonics?
Letterland is a child-friendly, multi-modal system for teaching children to read, write and spell. The secret to its worldwide success lies in its pictogram characters and their ability to make learning fun! In class activities include stories, spelling exercises, word sorts, reading and writing exercises, and interactive phonics games. Moreover, we assess our students regularly to ensure their progression through the programme, and send these assessments home for you to see your child’s growth as well.
What are Scholastic Levelled Readers?
Students are introduced to a new Scholastic Reader every week. Levelled readings are categorized by difficulty. We assess how well our students read and then match them perfectly to books which are both interesting and challenging. Once assessed, students read one levelled reader per lesson. This bolsters their reading skills and also allows them to practice their sight word recognition. Students are allowed to keep these books and practice their newfound skills at home.
What spelling words will my child be assigned?
Once they are ready, our Active Phonics and Reading programme students receive a packet with spelling words. These words are tailor made to go hand in hand with our programme. Each class, we assign a custom set of words to our students based on their level. We review pronunciation in addition to spelling, and students are tested on each set of words the following week. This allows them to apply the phonetic skills they are learning in class to words they will write in school.
How can I help my child do phonics revisions at home?
We have made the home revision process as fun and easy as possible by making a series of over 20 phonics videos covering over 60 sounds, from single letter sounds to “silent magic E” and other important spelling patterns.