Do you want to learn how to make a phonics chart? This video explains how to make a phonics chart and why we use them:
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Phonics charts help kids memorize the phonics sounds.
We have very good spatial memories- all of us. You can probably remember the layout of your childhood home- where the rooms and hallways were. Or the layout of a restaurant you used to frequent ten years ago. Perhaps you remember the layout of a childhood friend’s home. We don’t know why we remember spaces so well, but we do.
A phonics chart capitalize on our superb spatial memories.
Phonics charts give the phonics sounds a location. That way, a child can easily access the phonics sound in his memory.
Furthermore, phonics charts help kids see that multiple spelling units can make the same sound as in ai_/a_e/_ay- all 3 of these units make the long a sound. By organizing ai_/a_e/_ay into one column (as seen in the video), the student can more easily remember the long a units.
You can liven up your phonics chart, but make sure it’s easy for your student to peruse.
You can decorate your phonics chart with mnemonics like pictures. However, make sure the phonics chart is still clear and easy to navigate.
I hope you enjoy watching the above video.